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Allstedt: Air Base

Аэродром Альштедт

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CoordinatesN512251 E0112651 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 932 ft
Former East GermanyDistrict of Halle
Location indicatorEDBT
Map with location of Allstedt Air Base
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Allstedt
by Bert Kondruss

General

Allstedt airfield was built for the Soviet air forces in the 1950s. In the following years it was repeatedly expanded and was the home of a reconnaissance regiment. After the withdrawal of the Russian troops in the early 1990s, the field has been used as a special field for general aviation since the mid-1990s.

Location of airfield

The airfield is located ca. 4.5 km southeast of Allstedt.

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet airbase.

In the 1970s

Situation

Soviet Allstedt Air Base, Germany, on a map 1972
Allstedt Soviet Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - The blue lines mark the southern allied air corridor from and to Berlin (Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)

Overview

Allstedt Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image 1970
Allstedt Air Base on a US satellite image from 25 November 1970 - 1=Airfield, 2=Anti-aircraft missile site, 3=Allstedt village (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Allstedt airfield
The airfield (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Western end or runway
Western end - The field is equipped with numerous shelters (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Installations in the northern part of the airfield
There are several installations in the northern part of the airfield (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Center part of the runway
Center part of the runway (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Northeastern area
Northeastern area (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Eastern end of runway
Eastern end of runway (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Allstedt anti-aircraft missile site
Anti-aircraft missile site - It was located about 5 km northwest of the airfield (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

Data for the year 1990
  • 07/25: 2500 m x 60 m Concrete

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990
  • LOM 25: 365 "LU"
  • LMM 25: 740 "L"
  • LOM 07: 365 "BZ"
  • LMM 07: 740 "B"

Radio communication

The russian radio call sign for the airfield was WADAJOM (means: "Body of Water", original notation in Cyrillic: ВОДОЕМ).

Today

Usage

Airfield for general aviation (special airfield).
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