Kreuzbruch: Airfield

FRA-4123 Klosterfelde, Helipad 3114, 6102

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CoordinatesN524919 E0132555 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Potsdam
Federal stateBrandenburg
RegionBarnim, Havel
Map with location of Kreuzbruch Airfield, East Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Kreuzbruch


Federal State of Brandenburg.

Location of airfield

4,5 km northwest of Klosterfelde.

During the Cold War


Airfield of the former East German pre-military organization Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik (GST). The airfield was closed in 1979. Thereafter Helipad 3114 for Anti-aircraft Missile Unit 4123 (Fla-Raketenabteilung 4123, FRA-4123, Klosterfelde) of the former East German Air Force (LSK/LV). And helipad 6102 "Airfield Kreuzbruch" of former East German National People's Army (NVA).

In the 1950s


The airfield is used by the Soviet Air Forc as an air-ground firing range.


Kreuzbruch airfield on a US map from 1952
Kreuzbruch airfield on a US map from 1952
Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Kreuzbruch Airfield, East Germany, on a US satellite image 1980
Kreuzbruch Airfield on a US satellite image from 26 July 1980 - 1: airfield; 2: launcher site of the Anit-aircraft Missile Unit 4123 Klosterfelde; 3: Unknown object which was apparently newly built. Possibly it is related to the SAM site, because a similar object was created at the same time near the FRA-4121 Markgrafpieske.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Runways, taxiways, aprons

For Helipad 3114 is stated:
- Dimensions: 500 m x 1000 m
- Main take-off and landing direction: 315°
- Surface: grass runway
- usable without crop damage
- Capacity: 10 helicopters
For Helipad 6102:
- Dimensions: 800 m x 1000 m
- Main take-off and landing direction: 80°, 260°
- Surface: grass
- usable without crop damage
The reason for the differences is unknown to me.


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Airspace and procedures

Usable at day and good weather conditions
Alert time: 60 minutes


Trees: distance 30 m, height 10 m






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