Lechfeld: Air Base

Klosterlechfeld, Graben

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KoordinatenN481109 E0105141 (WGS84) Google Maps
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
Location indicatorDELF (195x), EDSL (196x-199x), ETSL (199x-)
Map with location of Lechfeld Air Base
Germany during the Cold War Map

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe air base.

Situation

Lechfeld Air Base in World War II on a map 1944
Lechfeld Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1944 (Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA)

During the Cold War

Usage

From 1958 to 2013, Lechfeld was home of the Jagdbombergeschwader (Fighter Bomber Wing) 32 of the German Air Force.

In the 1950s

Situation

Map Lechfeld airfield 1952
On this map from 1952, the airfield is displayed as closed.

During the 1960s

Situation

Map with airspace Lechfeld airfield 1963
Map with airspace around Lechfeld airfield in 1963

Overview

Lechfeld Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image 1962
Lechfeld Air Base on a US satellite image from 02 August 1962 - Unfortunately, the view is impaired by clouds (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 289 "LCH", 031°/3.8NM to field
  • TACAN: CH25 "LCH", at field

Maps

Lechfeld NDB approach 1960
NDB approach from 1960

In the 1970s

Situation

Lechfeld Air Base on a map from 1981
Lechfeld Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1981

During the 1980s

Overview

Map of Lechfeld Air Base from 1984
Map from 1984

Runways

  • 03/21: 2442 m x 30 m Concrete

Radio beacons

  • TACAN: CH 25 "LCH", at field

Images

The following pictures were taken in March 1981 during the exercise CORONET SAIL.
Source: DoD, Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dave Shaffer
USAF aircraft A­10 Thunderbolt II in Lechfeld
An USAF aircraft A­10 Thunderbolt II after a 12-hour non-stop flight to Lechfeld
Final check of a A­10 Thunderbolt II before take-off at Lechfeld Air Base
Final check of a A­10 Thunderbolt II before take-off
Two A­10 aircraft taxi out to the runway at Lechfeld airfield
Two A­10 aircraft taxi out to the runway at Lechfeld airfield
Eight A­10 Thunderbolt II aircraft of US Air Force fly­over at Lechfeld Air Base
Eight A­10 Thunderbolt II aircraft of the US Air Force perform a fly­over at Lechfeld Air Base
A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft landing at Lechfeld
A A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft landing at Lechfeld
Exercise Coronet Sail
Exercise Coronet Sail
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