Laage: Airfield / Airbase

Rostock Airport

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CoordinatesN535505 E0121646 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East GermanyDistrict of Schwerin
Federal stateMecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
Location indicatorETNL
OperatorNVA LSK/LV, Bw
Map with location of Laage Air Base
Germany during the Cold War Map

Location of airfield

4 km west of Laage.

During the Cold War

Usage

Airbase of former East German Airforce (LSK/LV) and East German Navy aviation.

1980s

Overview

Map of Laage Airfield 1989
Map of Laage from the former East German National People's Army from 1989 - The taxiway to the autobahn is shown as an additional runway.

Runways

  • 10/28: 2400m x 57m Concrete
  • 10/28: 1810m x 80m Grass

Taxiways, aprons

The airfield was connected by a taxiway with the nearby highway.

Radio beacons

  • LOM28: 1247 "LR", 4059m to threshold 28
  • LMM28: 976 "L", 970m to threshold 28
  • LOM10: 1247 "RL", 3710m to threshold 10
  • LMM10: 976 "R", 880m to threshold 10
  • RSBN: Channel 40 "LR", at field
  • PRMG: Channel 38, The PRMG in landing direction 28 is not approved for automated control.

Radio communication

  • Tower "LEKTOR START" 129.5 (Channel 7), 124.0 (Common Channel 1)

Telephone

Stabsnetz S1: Number 83834, Code names "Körpermaß", "Gromada"

Units

Jagdbombenfliegergeschwader JGB-77 (Postfach 94412),
Fliegertechnisches Bataillon 77 (PF 94436),
Sauerstoffgewinnungs- und Versorgungseinrichtung SGVE-77 (PF 94477),
Marinefliegergeschwader MFG-28 (PF 54729),
Fliegertechnisches Bataillon 28 (54721),
Nachrichten- und Flugsicherungsbataillon NFB-28/NFB-77 (PF 52049),

Real property

The airfield had the East German Forces object ID 02/184. Further properties: 02/185, 02/188, 02/233 (Recreational object JBG-77 at Sabel, Hohensprenzer See)

History

  • 1988
    The US Military Liaison Mission wrote: "... the air team made a strong effort, photographing and analyzing the East German Air Force Wing and Naval Squadron FITTERs at Laage Airfield. Our analysis of the bort number placement, under or in front of the cockpit, helped the intelligence community to determine which aircraft belonged to the naval unit and which belonged to the air force." Source: /USMLM 1988/

Images

East German aircraft Su-22 FITTER K at Laage
Su-22 FITTER K with an unidentified fuselage dome and ODD POD (arrows) - The picture has been taken by the US Military Liaison Mission in 1988. Source: /USMLM 1988/.

In the 1990s and 2000s

Images

F-16 Fighting Falcons of the US Air Force Reserve over Laage in June 1996
Two F-16 Fighting Falcons of the US Air Force Reserve over Laage in June 1996 - Source: DoD, Scene Camera Operator: SRA Sean Worrell
A MiG-29 Fulcrum of German Air Force Fighter Wing 73 Laage
A MiG-29 Fulcrum of German Air Force Fighter Wing 73 from Laage (2003) - Source: DoD, Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Michael Ammons
MiG-29 Fulcrum of German Air Force fires a air-to-air missile AA-10 Alamo
A MiG-29 Fulcrum of Fighter Wing 73 of German Air Force Fighter Wing 73 (JG 73) fires a radar-guided air-to-air missile AA-10 Alamo (2003) - Source: DoD, Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Michael Ammons
German Air Force MiG-29
German Air Force MiG-29 from Laage (2003) - Source: DoD, Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Michael Ammons

Today

Usage

German Airforce airbase; airport.

Situation

Aerial picture of Laage Air Base 2016
Landsat image from 2016 - Open object in Google Maps

Sources

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

Sources

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