Hopsten: Air Base

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For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N522018 E0073230 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 129 ft
Location Indicator: EDNP (-1995), ETNP (1995-2005)
Operator: Luftwaffe / German Airforce

Location

Map with location of Hopsten Air Base
Germany during the Cold War
Map

During World War II

Usage

Fliegerhorst der Luftwaffe

Situation

Map with Hopsten Air Base in World War II 1943
Hopsten Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1943 - (McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA /MULDA/)

During the Cold War

Usage

German Airforce base.

Situation

Map with Hopsten Air Base 1972
Hopsten Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Overview

Map with runway and taxiways Hopsten airfield 1977
Hopsten 1977 - Source: GEMILFLIP 1977

Runways

  • 01/19: 2440 m x 30 m Beton

Radio beacons

  • TACAN: CH27 "HOP", am Platz

Radar

ASR/PAR (1990)

Radio communication

Call sign: DHK 40

Maps

NDB approach to Hopsten airfield in 1966
NDB approach to Hopsten in 1966 (Source: USAF/USN FLIP).
NDB approach to Hopsten Air Base in 1968
In 1968, the NDB was no longer at the northern part of the field, instead it is on the extended centerline (Source: DoD FLIP 1968)

Units

Jagdbombergeschwader 36 (JaboG 36) with F-4F (1990), Fluglehrzentrum F-4F (-2005)

Today

Usage

Closed since end of 2005.

Links

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