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CoordinatesN514021 E0135742 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Cottbus
Federal stateBrandenburg
Location indicatorEDBQ
Map with location of Bronkow Airfield, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Bronkow

Location of airfield

3,2 km east of Bronkow.

During World War II


Luftwaffe airfield.

During the Cold War

In the 1960s


Bronkow aerodrome Monday 27 April 1964
US satellite picture from Monday 27 April 1964 - The lower right part is missing in the original, the white line is an artefact on the picture.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Bronkow air-ground firing range, Germany
Bronkow air-ground firing range in the northeast of the airfield - Aircraft silhouettes on the ground represent targets.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1970s


Bronkow Airfield on a map 1972
Bronkow Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972
Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin


Altdöbern, Bronkow, Gosda, Ogrosen, Saadow, GDR, on a US satellite image ...
Bronkow and surroundings on a US satellite image from 25 November 1970 - 1: Airfield. Other objects: a: Radio transmission station 3 (FuSA-3) Werchow (Gosda/Cabel) of the National People's Army; b: railway line Lindthal-Altdöbern South; c: Curve to the railway line Calau-Großräschen; d: railway embankment north of Altdöbern. Other places: Buchwäldchen, Lipten, Luckaitz, Muckwar, Ogrosen, Ranzow, Rettchensdorf, Saadow, Schöllnitz, Weißag, Zwietow.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Bronkow airfield and firing range, East Germany, 1970
The airfield - The almost circular shape of the airfield is clearly visible. For the use as air-ground firing range, aircraft silhouettes are marked as targets in the northeast.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Radio transmission station 3 (FuSA-3) Werchow (Gosda/Cabel) of the National People's Army
Radio transmission station 3 (FuSA-3) Werchow (Gosda/Cabel) of the National People's Army, 3.5 km nordwest of the airfield. - The bright colour indicates fresh earth movements, probably construction work is in progress or has only recently taken place.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Railway line Lindthal - Alt Döbern, East Germany
Not related to the airfield, but historically interesting is the railway line Lindthal - Alt Döbern - Located about 5 km southeast of the airfield is the village of Altdöbern. Here the railway line (a) coming from Lindthal near Finsterwalde flows with a bend (b) into the railway line Calau-Großräschen (c). In addition, a never realized continuation to the northeast was planned, for which, however, a railway embankment has already been built (d). On this satellite picture, the installations appear very bright, which indicates fresh earthworks. Obviously construction work is still in progress or took place shortly before.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Airfield of the former East German paramilitary organization Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik (GST).
The airfield was also used as ...
  • Helipad 3013 for Radio Transmission Station 3 (FuSA-3) of East German Air Force (NVA LSK/LV).
  • Helipad 3192 for Ammunition Depot 31 (ML-31) of East German Air Force.
  • Helipad 6013 of East German forces.

Runways, taxiways, aprons

Dimensions: 900 m x 900 m
Surface: grass
Capacity: 1..10 helicopters

Radio communication

Aero Bronkow 122.2


GDR Stabsnetz S1 9446-436 (FuSA-3), 9446-855 (ML-31)


East German teletype network 17572

Airspace and procedures

GST airfield
Airfield zone Sunday until Saturday:
Lübbenau, Koßwig, Wiesendorf, Casel, Schöllnitz, Autobahn junction Bronkow, Crinitz, Schlabendorf, Lübbenau
(Source: Interflug Fernerkundung, Industrie- und Forschungsflug, Navigationshandbuch NH/VFR, as of 01 July 1989)
NVA Helipad
Usable at day during good weather conditions.
Alert time: 60 minutes.



General aviation.


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