Feucht Army Airfield

Bavaria, Germany

Feucht: Army Airfield AAF

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CoordinatesN492311 E0111029 (WGS84) Google Maps
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
Location indicatorEDIG
Map with location of Feucht Army Airfield AAF, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Feucht

General

Feucht is a community southeast of Nuremberg. In the 1960s, northwest of the village an airfield was built for the US Army, which had mainly stationed helicopters here. which was put into operation around 1967/68. The runway length was only 1036 m (3400 ft) over all years, because helicopters were mainly stationed here. At first there was no radio beacon, but from about 1970 a non-directional radio beacon (NDB) was available and a little later also a precision approach radar (PAR). In the south was a railway siding to the ammunition depot.
After the withdrawal of US troops at the beginning of the 1990s, the airfield was converted into an industrial park. The control tower and other buildings have been preserved.

During the Cold War

Use

US Army airfield.

In the 1960s

Radio communication

  • Tower 122.1, 31.8

In the 1970s

Situation

Feucht Army Airfield (AAF), Germany, on a map 1972
Feucht Army Airfield AAF 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

Overview

Feucht Army Airfield AAF, Germany, on a US satellite image 1975
Feucht Army Airfield AAF on a US satellite image from 28 December 1975 - The area is covered with snow. South of the field are further facilities.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1980s

Situation

Location of the airfield in the southern part of the Nuremberg Control Zone
Location of the airfield in the southern part of the Nuremberg Control Zone - The map shows the visual approach routes in 1984.
Source: DoD

Overview

Map from 1984
Source: DoD

Runways

  • 09/27: 1030 m x 28 m Asphalt / Concrete

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 398 "FTT", at field

Radio communication

  • Nürnberg Approach 380.5, 119.1, 119.7
  • Feucht GCA 123.3, 143.1, 263.7, 385.5, 38.3
  • Feucht Tower 338.7, 142.2, 122.1, 264.4, 139.5, 33.6, 31.8
  • Feucht Ground 31.3, 141.3
  • Metro 140.3

Telephone

ETS 461-4xxx

Today

Use

Closed.

Overview

Aerial picture Feucht Airfied, 2017
Aerial picture from June 2017 - The entire airfield was converted into an industrial area.
Source: Datenquelle: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung - www.geodaten.bayern.de, Lizenz: CC BY
Buildings on former Feucht airfield.
Enlargement - 1: tower; 2: hangar; 3: square with preserved buildings; 4: radio tower
Source: Datenquelle: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung - www.geodaten.bayern.de, Lizenz: CC BY

Images

The following pictures were taken in 2018.
Control tower, Feucht Army Airfield, Germany
The control tower of the former airfield is still very well preserved.
Feucht Aerodrome near Nuremberg: Tower
Am Tower street
The street and the bus stop are called "Am Tower" (At the Tower).
Entrance to the Tower building, Feucht
Entrance to the Tower building
Back
Back
Tower with staircase
Tower with staircase
Construction of Feucht Tower, near Nuernberg, Germany
Enlargement: construction
Feucht Airfield: Underground installation
Underground installation
Installations
Installations
Shelter?
Installation, control tower
The installation is located on the west side of the control tower, which can be seen in the background.
Stair
Stair
Entrance
Entrance
Building north of the Control Tower, Feucht, Germany
Building north of the Control Tower
Obstacle light on the roof
There is still an obstacle light on the roof.
Place in the north with buildings
Place in the north with buildings
Obstacle light
Also here there are still obstacle lights
Warehouse building
Warehouse building?
Entrance door
Entrance door
Door with English inscription
The door has an English inscription "Entrance".
Buildings with the tower in the background
Buildings with the tower in the background
Warehouse
Warehouse? - In the background right the former hangar
Radio tower
Radio tower - This was probably added later, at least there are no indications of it until 1990.
Telecommunications tower and hangar.
The telecommunications tower stands right next to the hangar.
Feucht Airfield, Germany: Hangar
Hangar
Hangar
The hangar from the other side.
Detail
Detail

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