Líně: Air Base

Letiště Dobřany Líně, Plzeň

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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
by Bert Kondruss

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

  • 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

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

Radio communication

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).

Sources

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