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CoordinatesN521425 E0115131 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Magdeburg
Federal stateSachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)
Location indicatorEDBG
Map with location of Burg Airfield, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Burg

Location of airfield

3 km south of Burg city center. The airfield is not to be confused with the former Burg airbase (Fliegerhorst), which was 2.5 km to the northeast.

During the Cold War

Use

Parachute training by the former East German National People's Army (NVA).

In the 1960s

Overview

Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany, on a satellite 1966
Burg bei Magdeburg on a US satellite image from 15 May 1966 - 1: Burg airfield. Other objects: a: training area; b: former Fliegerhorst Burg (air base), now East German National People's Army barracks "Waldfrieden"; c: Soviet barracks; d: Soviet depot; e: railway siding from Burg zur Waldfrieden barracks; f: VEB Walzwerk Burg rolling mill; g: Autobahn Hannover-Berlin: h: Elbe-Havel-Kanal. Places: Detershagen, Schermen.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Burg airfield, GDR
The airfield
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Gliders at Burg, East Germany
There are some gliders on the field this Sunday.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Soviet barracks Burg, Germany
Soviet barracks Burg - The barracks are not directly connected to the airfield.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Soviet surface-to-air missile (SAM) site at Burg, East Germany
There is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) site in the southern part of the barracks. - It has six circularly arranged launching positions (center of the image).
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Burg airfield, 1969
The airfield on Thursday 06 February 1969
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1970s

Overview

Burg, Germany, 1970
Wednesday, 25 November 1970 - The bright strip in the north indicates earthworks or extensive use of the soil.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Burg Airfield, Germany, 1973
Monday, 13 August 1973
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

1980s

Runways

  • 03/21: 1250m Grass
  • 10/28: 900m Grass
  • 18/36: 1200m Grass

Radio beacons

  • Airfield locator BURG-I: 279,5 "ZU", Krähenberge, at TP 77,7
  • Airfield locator BURG-II: 920,5 "UZ"
"The radio and navigation aids at the airfield can only be used for parachute training."

Radio communication

The call sign was UNTERPUTZ.

Units

Paratrooper training base 40 (Fallschirmjägerausbildungsbasis 40, FJABas-40, Postbox 77030). It was established 1982-05-01.

Real property

The former National People's Army installation id for the airfield was 07/023.

Today

Use

General aviation.

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