Žatec: Macerka Airfield

Letiště Žatec Macerka, Ceradice

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CoordinatesN501903 E0133043 (WGS84) Google Maps
Map with location of Žatec Macerka Airfield, Czech Republic
The history of the Cold War airfields: Žatec
by Bert Kondruss

During the Cold War


Secondary airfield for helicopters.


Žatec Macerka Airfield on a map 1973
Žatec Macerka Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1973 (Source: ONC E-3 (1973), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)


Žatec Macerka Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1979
Žatec Macerka Airfield on a US satellite image from 16 May 1979 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Radio communication

The radio call sign of the airfield was PRIKOP ? (1990).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 480" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.



General aviation.
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