Blankenhain: Airfield

Kottenhain

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KoordinatenN505011 E0112228 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1444 ft
Federal stateThüringen (Thuringia)
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Blankenhain
by Bert Kondruss
Contents
1970s
Today

General

The Blankenhain/Kottenhain airfield was located in Thüringen (Thuringia), 29 km southeast of Erfurt. Until 1945, the field was used by the Luftwaffe. In East Germany, it became a Soviet reserve airfield with a 3000 m long unpaved runway and two undirected radio beacons for the approach from the east. No information is available on concrete uses. Unlike most other Soviet airfields, Blankenhain was also listed on some confidential topographical maps of the GDR. The airfield is closed since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Location of airfield

4 km southeast of Blankenhain.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airfield.

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet reserve airfield.

Runways

  • 09/27: 3000m Grass

1970s

Situation

Blankenhain Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Radio beacons

  • LOM 27: 433 "AR"
  • LMM 27: 878 "A"

Radio communication

The radio call sign was BULLETIN.

Today

Usage

Closed.

Overview

Airfields in the vicinity

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