Abtshagen: Anti-aircraft missile unit 4321

Helipad 3310

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CoordinatesN541123 E0130038 ca. (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Rostock
Federal stateMecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
Map with location of Abtshagen Helipad 3310, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Abtshagen


In East Germany, near Abtshagen was an anti-aircraft missile site of the National People's Army (NVA), last operated by the Fla-Raketenabteilung 4321 (FRA-4321). This site had a helicopter landing pad west of the village.

Location of airfield

600 m west of Abtshagen, probably at the athletics field north of the road to Franzburg.

During the Cold War


Helipad 3310 for anti-aircraft missile unit 4321 (FRA-4321) of former East German Air Force (NVA LSK/LV).


Abtshagen and Anti-aircraft missile unit 4321 (FRA-4321) East Germany, on a US satellite image 1980
Abtshagen and Anti-aircraft Missile Unit 4321 (FRA-4321) on a US satellite image from 26 July 1980 - 1: Surface-to-air missile site; 2: presumed landing field (sports field); 3: Abtshagen agricultural airfield at the road to Wittenhagen. a: Highway F 194 to Grimmen; b: road to Franzburg; c: F 194 to Negast and Stralsund.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Runways, taxiways, aprons

Dimensions: 75 m x 100 m
Main takeoff and landing direction: 0°
Surface: grass
Capacity: 1 helicopter


Stabsnetz S1 6428-531

Airspace and procedures

Usable at day during good weather conditions
Alert time: 40 minutes


Power transmission line: distance 120 m, height 10 m

Unit hierarchy in 1989

- Ministry of National Defense (MfNV)
-- National People's Army (NVA)
--- Air Force/Air Defense (LSK/LV)
---- 3rd Air Defense Division (3. LVD)
----- 43rd Anti-aircraft Missile Brigade (43. FRBr)
------ Anti-aircraft Missile Unit 4321 (FRA-4321)
Post box 65209
- NVA object ID: 01/900
- Area: 269,3
- Housing capacity: 247

Technical zone:
- NVA installation ID: 01/958
- Area: 15
- Housing capacity: 17




Airfields in the vicinity


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