Adelsheim: Highway Strip

Notlandeplatz NLP

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN492208 E0092622 (WGS84) Google Maps
Federal stateBaden-Württemberg
Map with location of Adelsheim Highway Strip
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Adelsheim

General

On the Autobahn A 6 in the vicinity of Adelsheim-Leibenstadt, an emergency landing field was prepared during the Cold War. After the reunification, it was abandoned. In this section, the middle strip is concreted through and there is a parking area at both ends.

Location of airfield

Autobahn A81 between intersections Möckmühl and Osterburken.

During the Cold War

Usage

Highway Strip

Overview

Adelsheim Highway Strip, Germany, on a US satellite image 1977
Adelsheim Highway Strip on a US satellite image from 03 July 1977
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Runways

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
  • 05/23: 2800m

Fuel equipment

CEPS-Pipeline-connection to Adelsheim Highway Strip, Germany
In the GDR they were informed: - Excerpt from a reconnaissance map of the National People's Army on the pipeline system in the Federal Republic of Germany. NATO pipelines in the CEPS (Central European Pipeline System) are shown in blue here. According to the map the NLP Adelsheim (here called KORB and circled in red for clarification) should be connected to the pipeline under construction from Heilbronn to Boxberg. The area circled in blue around the Boxberg tank farm means: "Probable accommodation area of corps supply points".
(Source: NVA, Karte des Rohrleitungsnetzes, Geheime Verschlußsache GVS A 465 445)
Legend of CEPS pipeline map
Excerpt from the legend
(Source: NVA, Karte des Rohrleitungsnetzes, Geheime Verschlußsache GVS A 465 445)

Today

Usage

Closed.

Images

The highway strip in 2001, seen from the north-eastern rest area.
The highway strip in 2001, seen from the north-eastern rest area.

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