Kothen Airbase (Soviet/Russian)

 (Кетен)
Germany /E/

General

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN5143 E01157
Elevation304'
OperatorGSSD/WGT

Usage until 1945

Luftwaffe airbase.

Usage during the Cold War

Soviet airbase.

Current usage

General aviation and solar energy park.

Airfield Map

Runways, Taxiways, Aprons

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

Runways

Data for the year 1990:

Design.LengthWidthSurfaceRemarks
09/272500 m60 mConcrete
09/272500 m75 mGrass

Radio navigation

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

Data for the year 1990:

 Station.Freq.IdentPositionRemarks
RSBN
27LOM350RC4080 m
LMM718R1150 m
09LOM350GX4100 m
LMM718G1000 m
LOMLocator at outer marker
LMMLocator at middle marker
RSBNTACAN-like navigation system

Communications

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

Radio

Call sign: SIMNIK (1967), SEMELNI (1990)

Units

73 GwIAP: MiG-29, MiG-29UB, MiG-23UB (1990)

Real Property

The airfield covered an area of 259,65 ha.

Links

Google Maps
http://maps.google.de/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=de&geocode=&q=K%C3%B6then&sll=...

Kothen Airfield: Homepage
(german)
http://www.flugplatz-koethen.de/

Sky-fly-Koethen
(german)
http://www.sky-fly-koethen.de/flugplatz.htm

Solar engery park Kothen
(german)
http://www.juwi.de/solar/referenzen/solarpark-koethen.html

vimudeap
http://www.vimudeap.de/218.html

Kothen
(russian)
http://www.koethen.narod.ru/

Sachsenbunker
http://www.sachsenschiene.net/bunker/flp/flp_23.htm

Bibliography

Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang:
'Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe'
Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993
Allied map of Kothen airfield.

Zapf, Jürgen:
'Flugplätze der Luftwaffe 1934-1945 - und was davon übrig blieb / Sachsen-Anhalt'
VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, 2005
8 pages description, map, aerial pictures from 1944, 1945 and 1953, current pictures

Freundt, Lutz:
'Sowjetische Fliegerkräfte in Deutschland 1945-1994, Band 2'
Freundt Eigenverlag, Diepholz 1999
Description, pictures, aerial pictures from 1953 and 1991.

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