Grossenhain Airbase (Soviet/Russian)

 
Germany /E/

General

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN511824 E0133318

Usage until 1945

Luftwaffe airbase

Usage during the Cold War

Soviet/russian airbase

Current usage

General aviation (EDAK)

Runways, Taxiways, Aprons

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Runways

Data for the year 1990:

Design.LengthWidthSurfaceRemarks
12/302500 mConcrete

Radio navigation

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Data for the year 198x:

 Station.Freq.IdentPositionRemarks
Main landing direction 30LOM510OZ
LMM248O
Secondary landing direction 12LOM510DR
LMM248D
LOMLocator at outer marker
LMMLocator at middle marker

Communications

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Radio

Call sign: GLAVK (known for 1965/66), ARARAT (1980s)

Units

296 APIB: MiG-27, MiG-23UB (1989..1993)

Images

Flugplatz

The following pictures were taken in 2006 and are courtesy of www.abenteuer-heimat.de.

Granit 2
Großenhain Airbase Granit 2
Granit 2
Granit 2
MiG-17 Gate Guard
Großenhain MiG-17 Gate Guard  

Command post of the 105th fighter bomber division

These pictures are provided by Abenteuer Heimat

The building is a shelter, made from prefabricated concrete parts. 2 storeys, length 25 m, width 14 m, height 6,8 m, 2 entries, 1 installation entry, 1 emergency exit.

Installation hill with entries
Großenhain Command Post
Looking from the installation hill to the north
Looking from the installation hill to the north
Main entry from the inside
Main entry from the inside
Doorway at the main entry
Doorway at the main entry
Staircase
Staircase
Entry to the situation room
Entry to the situation room
Tunnel from the entry to the situation room
Tunnel from the entry to the situation room
Situation room
Situation room
View to the situation room
View to the situation room
Corridor on the lower floor
Corridor on the lower floor
A room on the upper floor
A room on the upper floor  

Marker beacon (Outer marker)

Many thanks to Abenteuer Heimat for the pictures!

2 protected, earth-covered garages, several sheds, 2 buildings in hut-style, one with a heating installation, maybe used as sauna.

Gate
Großenhain Airfield Locator Beacon Gate
Road at the installation
Road
Hut
Hut
Garage
Garage
Protected Garage
Protected Garage  

Flight Simulation

The Großenhain airbase in the year 1990 (still with Su-24) is part of the great scenery gdr_mil7 from Michael Spengler.

Looking across the field into direction west
Großenhain Airfield in Flight Simulator
Flight line with Su-24 FENCER.
Großenhain Su-24
Map
Map  

Links

USMLM Unit History 1969
Notice about an intense flying program at the 09th october with Su-7 and Su-7U. Picture of a new shelter
http://www.history.hqusareur.army.mil/uslmannual.htm

USMLM Unit History 1973
41 flights during troop rotation in spring 1973. Observation of a TWIN EAR communication installation at the airfield.
http://www.history.hqusareur.army.mil/uslmannual.htm

USMLM Unit History 1975
Deployment of two squadrons Su-7 from Großenhain to Hassleben, observed from 06th july until 08th july 1975. Picture of the aircrafts at Hassleben.
http://www.history.hqusareur.army.mil/uslmannual.htm

USMLM Unit History 1978
First observation of a camouflaged Su-17
http://www.history.hqusareur.army.mil/uslmannual.htm

USMLM Unit History 1985
Relocation of a squadron Su-24 FENCER C from Brand Airbase to Großenhain. It is expected that the Su-17 will be replaced by a full Su-24 regiment. Picture of a Su-24 ejecting fuel on the approach to Großenhain (26.09.2985)
http://www.history.hqusareur.army.mil/uslmannual.htm

USMLM Unit History 1986
Replacement of Su-17 FITTER by Su-24 FENCER C has been completed. Picture of a Su-24 with open nose, showing the radar (29th july 1986)
http://www.history.hqusareur.army.mil/uslmannual.htm

Vimudeap
http://www.vimudeap.de/145.html

Airbase Großenhain - the final days
http://www.skybird-ev.de/grh/fd---grh.htm

Flugplatz Großenhain
Homepage
http://www.flugplatz-grossenhain.com/

Sachsenbunker
http://www.sachsenschiene.net/bunker/flp/flp_02.htm

Bibliography

Zapf, Jürgen:
'Flugplätze der Luftwaffe 1934-1945 - und was davon übrig blieb / Sachsen'
VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, 2002
24 pages description, maps, old pictures, aerial pictures (from 1945 and 1953) and current pictures

Freundt, Lutz:
'Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 2'
Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 1999
Description, pictures, aerial pictures (1953, 1991, 1992)

Freundt, Lutz (Hrsg.), Büttner, Stefan:
'Rote Plätze - Russische Militärflugplätze in Deutschland 1945 - 1994'
AeroLit Verlag, 2007
Description, maps, pictures, aerial pictures (1953, 1991)

Fülber, Marcus:
'Red Stars Over Europe'
Concord Publications Co, Hong Kong, 1993
Several pictures of MiG-27 and MiG-23UB from Großenhain