Gnoien: Airfield

Warbelow

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CoordinatesN535947 E0124249 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 75'
Former East GermanyDistrict of Neubrandenburg
Federal stateMecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
Germany during the Cold War Map

During the Cold War

Usage

Reserve airfield of former East German Air Force Fighter Wing 2 (Jagdgeschwader 2, JG-2), based at Neubrandenburg/Trollenhagen

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 07/25: 2360 m x 80 m Grass

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • LOM 25: 643 "WL", 4900 m
  • LMM 25: 312 "W", 950 m
  • LOM 07: 643 "LW", 4200 m
  • LMM 07: 312 "L", 1200 m
Die Kennungen der Funkfeuer wurden, wie im Warschauer Pakt üblich, aus dem ersten und letzten Buchstaben des Rufzeichens abgeleitet (WENZEL).

Radio communication

The radio call sign for air traffic control was WENZEL.

Units

Feldflugplatzkommando 2 (FFlpK-2, PF 65262)

Real property

Installation IdObjectAreaQuartersAddress
03/080Flugplatz160,6 ha
01/951Radio beacon0,1 ha(Warbelow/Bassendorf)
01/952Funkfeuer0,2 ha(Warbelow/Bassendorf)

History

  • 1969
    The US Military Liaison Mission notices that an East German airfield is under construction at Gnoien.
    Source: /USMLM 1969/
  • August 2nd, 1972
    Observation by the US Military Liaison Mission: "Four FISHBED and a CRATE were deployed to Gnoien sod strip on 2 August during (an) Air Defense Exercise ... This was the first observation of aircraft utilization of this auxiliary field, which was initially identified under construction in May 1969."
    Source: /USMLM 1972/
  • 1988
    Observation by the US Military Liaison Mission: "At the Gnoien Auxiliary Airfield, arresting gear are in place ... These oibservations suggest the Soviets and East Germans have not abandoned the use of auxiliary airfields, but in fact are making improvements at these strips for safer operations."
    Source: /USMLM 1988/

Today

Usage

Airfield closed, area used by Bundeswehr as anti-aircraft missile training base.

Overview

Landsat image from 2016 - Open object in Google Maps

Bibliography

  • /USMLM 1969/:
    United States Military Liaison Mission: "Unit History 1969"
  • /USMLM 1972/:
    United States Military Liaison Mission: "Unit History 1972"
  • /USMLM 1988/:
    United States Military Liaison Mission: "Unit History 1988"
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