Dobřany Líně Air Base, Czech Republic

Líně: Air Base

Letiště Dobřany Líně, Plzeň

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN494025 E0131615 (WGS84) Google Maps
Map with location of Dobřany Líně Air Base Map with location of Líně Air Base
The history of the Cold War airfields: Líně

During World War II

Usage until 1945

Dobrzan airfield.

During the Cold War

Usage

Czechoslovak Air Force base.

Installations

A special feature of this air base was a remote dispersal area with shelters and own runway. This dispersal area was located about 2 km northeast of the actual airfield. It was connected by a taxiway, leading on a bridge over the highway.

In the 1970s

Situation

Dobřany Líně Air Base, Czech Republic, on a map 1972
Dobřany Líně Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972
(Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)

Overview

Dobřany Líně Air Base, Czech Republic, on a US satellite image 1979
Dobřany Líně Air Base on a US satellite image from 16 May 1979 - 1=airfield, 2=remote dispersal area with runway, 3=taxiway. At that time there was no motorway.
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Airfield Dobřany Líně
Airfield
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Dobřany Líně remote dispersal area and emergency runway
Remote dispersal area and emergency runway
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
  • 06/24: 2300 m x 60 m
  • 03/21: 1400 m x 20 m Emergency take-off runway, about 2 km northeast of the airfield.

Radio beacons

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Data for the 1980s:
  • LOM: 822 "DR"
  • LMM: 398 "D"

Radio communication

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
The call sign of the airfield was DETEKTOR.
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 550" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

5 SLP with MiG-21, L-29, L-39; VZLU with MiG-21 (1990).

Today

Images

Memorial in Líně: Památník vojenských letců (2014)
his MiG-19 is located in the vilage of Líně north of the air base.
MiG-19
MiG-19 "1045" of the Czechoslovak Air Force in Líně
Aircraft MiG-19 Farmer
5.stíhací letecký pluk (5th Fighter Regiment)
5.stíhací letecký pluk (5th Fighter Regiment)
MiG-19 CSSR
Fighter plane MiG-19 side view
Airplane MiG-19 rear view
Taxiway from the air base to the dispersal area (2014)
A 1.5 km long taxiway leads from the air base to the dispersal area on the east side of the motorway.
Gate for the taxiway in the northeastern corner of the air base
Gate for the taxiway in the northeastern corner of the air base
Taxiway at the Dobřany Líně airfield, Czech Republic
Taxiway at the airfield
Taxiway
First, the taxiway runs in direction north-northwest
Direction motorway
Continue in an easterly direction to the motorway
Motorway bridge near Líně, Czech Republic
Motorway bridge
Closed ramp to the highway
Closed ramp down to the highway
Highway D5 direction Praha
Highway D5 direction Praha
Gate to the decentralisation area Dobřany Líně
Gate to the decentralisation area on the other side of the motorway
Dispersal area east of highway D5 (2014)
Wall along the road between Nová Ves u Plzně and Plzeň 10-Lhota
Wall along the road between Nová Ves u Plzně and Plzeň 10-Lhota
Taxiways
Taxiways
Small bunker
Small bunker
Hardened aircraft shelter Dobřany Líně Air Base, Czech Republic
Hardened aircraft shelter
Hardened aircraft shelter door
Door
Side of the shelter
Side of the shelter
Back of the aircraft shelter
Back
Taxiways
Taxiways
Dobřany Líně Airfield: Aircraft revetment
Aircraft revetment
Aircraft revetment
Open revetment for aircraft
Aircraft revetment
Flight line with blast fence at Dobřany Líně aerodrome
Flight line with blast fence
Taxiway to the emergency runway at Dobřany Líně
Taxiway to the emergency runway
Wall
Wall
Emergency runway, shelter area
View back from the emergency runway to the shelter area
Remaining part of the runway
View in southwest direction to the remaining part of the runway
Viewing northeast to the emergency runway
Viewing northeast to the emergency runway
Runway
Northeastern end
Northeastern end
View back to the southwest
View back to the southwest
Further examples for air bases with a remote dispersal area:
Cerklje (Slovenia)
Brand (Germany)
Welzow (Germany)
Templin (Germany)
Žatec (Czechia)
Kuçova (Albania)

Sources

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