Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base

Bavaria, Germany

Fürstenfeldbruck: Air Base

Fürstenfeldbruck Airfield

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN481220 E0111605 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1703 ft
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
Location indicatorDEFF (195x), EDSF (196x-1995), ETSF (1995-)
Map with location of Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Fürstenfeldbruck

Overview

During World War II

Use

Luftwaffe airfield.

Situation

Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base, Germany, in World War II on a US map f1944
Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1944
Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, Lizenz: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA

During the Cold War

Use

USAF until 1960, thereafter Luftwaffe airbase.

Units

Used by USAF until 1960:
- 1947-1948: 45th RS / 45th TRS with RB-26 / F-6
- 1948-1952: 36th FW / FBW (22nd, 23rd, 53rd FBS) with F-80, F-84
- 1952: 157th TRS, 160th TRS
- 1952-1953: 32nd TRS with RF-80A
- 1953-1958: 7330th FTW with T-33A
- 1960: 7367th FTG
Luftwaffe WaS Lw 50, JaboG 49 (G-91, Alpha Jet) until early 1990s, Tornado training unit until mid-1990s.

In the 1940s

Images

The following pictures show the airfield on the 29th september 1947, taken by Captain Robert C. Miller USAF in about 4000' in preparation of lengthening the runway. Courtesy of Don, thanks a lot!
Looking to the south across Fürstenfeldbruck Aerodrome
Looking to the south
Aerial picture Furstenfeldbruck Air Base, 1947
to the west
US Air Force Base Furstenfeldbruck
to the northwest
Fürstenfeldbruck Airfield, Bavaria, Germany: View to the northeast
to the northeast
Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base Germany: View to the east
View to the east
Viewing east across Fursty Air Base, Germany
Enlargement
Detail with parked aircrafts
Detail with parked aircrafts

In the 1960s

Situation

Map of Fürstenfeldbruck and airfields in the vicinity 1963
Fürstenfeldbruck and airfields in the vicinity on a map from 1963
Source: DoD

Overview

Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image from 02 August 1962
US satellite image from 02 August 1962
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image 1965
US satellite image from 02 August 1965 - Not much has changed compared to the image from 1962.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Airspace and procedures

NDB approach in 1960
NDB approach in 1960

In the 1970s

Overview

Map from 1977
Map from 1977
Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image 1977
Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base on a US satellite image from 07 July 1977
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Situation

Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base on a map 1981
Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1981
Source: ONC F-2 (1981), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin

Overview

Fursty Air Base, on a US satellite image 1980
US satellite image from 26 July 1980
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 09R/27L: 2744 m x 46 m Concrete
  • 09L/27R: 1225 m x 19 m

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • TACAN: CH17 "FFB", 093°/4.9 NM to field

Radio communication

Call sign FURSTY, DHK 27

Today

Use

Closed.

Overview

Aerial image Fürstenfeldbruck aerodrome, Germany 2018
Aerial image (2018)
Source: Datenquelle: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung www.geodaten.bayern.de, License: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland (CC BY 3.0 DE)

Sources

Links

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map of the airbase

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