Husum: Schwesing Air Base

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CoordinatesN543058 E0090842 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 93 ft
Federal stateSchleswig-Holstein
Location indicatorEDNH (196x-1993), EDXJ (200x-)
Map with location of Husum Air Base
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Husum

General

The history of Husum-Schwesing airfield began in the late 1930s with the construction of a decoy airfield.
At the end of the 1950s, a new German Air Force base was put to service at the same location. It was used until the early 1990s. Main unit was the multiple-renamed JaboG 35 / LeKG 41 / JaboG 41 (Fighter-Bomber Wing 35, Light Fighter Wing 41 / Fighter-Bomber Wing 41), with Alpha Jets as last equipment.
Today the northeastern part of the former air base is still used by the Air Force, while the southwestern part houses the Husum airport.

During the Cold War

In the 1960s

Situation

Map with airspace around Husum Air Base from 1963
Map with airspace around Husum Air Base from 1963

Radio beacons

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  • NDB: 372 "HU", 037°/3.1 NM to field

Radar

ASR, PAR

Radio communication

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  • Eider Control 271.6, 362.3, 353.8, 341.6, 327.9, 132.0, 135.36, 119.7
  • GCA 324.1, 287.1, 155.34, 385.4, 344.0, 140.58
  • Tower 304.8, 257.8, 134.1, 117.9

Airspace and procedures

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Map with ndb approach to Husum airfield
High NDB approach to Husum airfield 1967

In the 1970s

Situation

Husum Air Base on a map from 1972
Husum 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 of Husum Air Base 1977
Map of Husum Air Base 1977

Radio beacons

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  • NDB: 372 "HUU", 036°/3.1 NM to field
  • TACAN: CH 85 "HUU", at field

Radio communication

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  • Bremen Radar 253.6, 120.75
  • GCA 246.0, 374.8, 344.0, 287.1, 234.1, 229.5
  • PAR 385.4, 324.1, 129.85, 123.3
  • Tower 290.3, 257.8, 122.1
  • Ground 246.0

In the 1980s

Runways

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  • 03/21: 2440 m x 30 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

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  • NDB: 372 "HUU", 036°/3.1 NM to field
  • TACAN: CH 85 "HUU", at field

Radio communication

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  • Weser Radar 120.75, 346.85
  • Tower 122.1, 311.85, 257.8
  • Ground 396.4

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