Bechyně: Air Base

Letiště Bechyně, Bechyne

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CoordinatesN491625 E0143006 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 432 m
Location indicatorLKBC
Map with location of Bechyně Air Base, Czech Republic
The history of the Cold War airfields: Bechyně
by Bert Kondruss

During World War II

Usage

Bechin airfield.

During the Cold War

In the 1970s

Situation

Bechyně Air Base, Czech Republic, on a map 1972
Bechyně 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)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

  • 12/30: 2400 m x 60 m Main runway
  • 10/28 Emergency runway, taxiway to the remote dispersal area west of the field

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 488 "AL", east of the field
  • FFF 30: 625.5 "AM"
  • NFF 30: 303 "A"
  • FFF 12: 625.5 "MA"
  • NFF 12: 303 "M"
In comparison to other Warsaw Pact airfields it was unusual that there was an additional radio beacon (with ident AL).

Radio communication

The radio call sign was ALBUM.
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 800" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

9 SLP with MiG-21MF/UM, L-29 (1990).
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