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CoordinatesN482311 E0105101 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1615 ft
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
Map with location of Augsburg Flak Strip, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Augsburg Flak Strip

Location of airfield

The airfield was located north of Flak Kaserne, between Kobelweg and the railway.

During the Cold War


Landing strip of the US Army, used until the early 1970s.


Topographic map Augsburg, 1964
Extract from the topographic map 7631 Augsburg (1964) - Railway, area of the landing strip, today's Kobelstraße, Flak Kaserne
Source: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung, Lizenz: Creative Commons Namensnennung, keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland (CC BY-ND 3.0)
Map with runway, 1971
The map shows the location of the landing site between Kobelweg and the railway area. - In the lower part the buildings of the anti-aircraft barracks with the helicopter landing pad of the US Army Hospital are schematically drawn. The runway 09/27 is unpaved, the length is 945 m (3,100 feet) and the width 20 m (65 feet). The site is 227° and 16.5 nautical miles away from the "WLD" (Walda) VOR beacon.
Source: US DoD
Augsburg Flak Kaserne, Germany, on a US satellite image 1975
Augsburg Flak Kaserne and former Flak Strip landing ground on a US satellite image from Sunday 28 December 1975 - The landscape is snow-covered, the landing site is already out of operation at this time.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey


  • 09/27: 945m x 20m Grass
Only 1500 ft were usable from each end due to obstacles. The touchdown point from either end was the center point of the runway.

Airspace and procedures

Unattended. Traffic pattern north 2400 ft.


High tension wires: distance 1000' west, height 200'





Augsburg Flak Strip, Germany: Aerial image 2018
Aerial image (2018) - The red line marks the approximate location of the former landing ground.
Source: Datenquelle: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung –; Lizenz: Creative Commons Namensnennung (CC BY)



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