Soviet air base (1990: Naval aviation with Su-24).
07/25: 2000 m x 45 m Concrete
Main runway in direction 07/25. Additional runway in direction north-south in the western part of the field. Originally it crossed the main runway, but this part has been removed in the recent years. Flight line in the southwest. Dispersal area with shelters in the north. A remote shelter area about 2 km south of the runway. In the southeast large parking pads. Obviously, there was no direct railway siding to the airfield; the next train station is Rummu, ca. 2 km to the south.
Large paved apron in the northwest, at the northern side of the road. At the southeastern part, Google Earth shows something that could have been an unpaved parking area (in the woods, south of the road).
Runway; extraordinary wide taxiways in the southwest and southeast, each ca. 1200 m long, maybe planned as auxillary runway; flightline in the west; shelter areas in the northwest, southwest and south; additional parking pads in the east. A Corona satellite picture from 16may1966 (DZB00402800027H008001) already shows the structure of runway and taxiway, like it can be found today. So it obviously didn't changed much since then.
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"I was a little kid at that time and spent my summers quite close to that place admiring helicopters and parachute jumps. If I remember correctly, there was a small number of helicopters present in the beginning of 1990s, maybe 4 or 5, but don't take it as 100% truth.
I'm pretty sure some of the helicopters there were helicopters with coaxial rotors, most probably some kind of Kamovs."
Runway; 10 QRA positions in the west and in the east, immediately north of the runway (see pattern ); taxiway in the north; flightline in the northeast; shelter areas in the west and northeast; some open parking pads; railway connection in the north from Tapa.