Cochstedt: Airfield

Magdeburg-Cochstedt Airport

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KoordinatenN515121 E0112506 (WGS84) Google Maps
Federal stateSachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)
Location indicatorEDBC
Map with location of Cochstedt Airfield
Germany during the Cold War Map

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet forces airfield.

Situation

Cochstedt Airfield on a map 1972
Cochstedt Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - The blue lines mark the southern allied air corridor from and to Berlin (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Overview

Cochstedt Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1969
Cochstedt Airfield on a US satellite image from 02 August 1969 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Western end of the Cochstedt runway
Western end of the Cochstedt runway (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Storage object north of Cochstedt airfield, Germany
Storage object north of the airfield (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Central area
Central area (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Eastern flight line and begin of runway at Cochstedt, Germany
Eastern flight line and begin of runway (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Cochstedt radio beacon
Radio beacon east of the airfield (right margin) (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Runways

  • 08/26: 2500m Concrete

Radio beacons

  • LOM 26: 950 "S"
  • LMM 26: 470 "SL"

Radio communication

The call sign was SADOVIJ.

Units

292 OVE: Mi-8

History

  • April 14th, 1988
    A team of the US Military Liaison Mission observes an air-to-air training of MiG-23 FLOGGER G/K above Cochstedt airfield.
    Source: /USMLM 1988/

Today

Usage

Airport.

Bibliography

  • /USMLM 1988/:
    United States Military Liaison Mission: "Unit History 1988"
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