Leipheim Air Base

Germany

Leipheim: Air Base

Leipheim Airfield

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CoordinatesN482624 E0101410 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1566 ft
Federal stateBayern (Bavaria)
Location indicatorEDSD
Map with location of Leipheim Air Base
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Leipheim

During World War II

Situation

Map with Leipheim Air Base in World War II 1944
Leipheim Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1944
Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, Lizenz: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA

During the Cold War

Usage

German Air Force airfield.

1960s

Situation

Map with Leipheim airfield 1963
Leipheim airfield on a map from 1963

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 443 "LPH", 070° / 5.4 NM zum Platz
  • TACAN: CH 53 "LPH", at field

Radio communication

  • Leipheim GCA 284.6, 301.4, 344.0, 385.4, 321.7, 123.3, 122.1
  • Leipheim Tower 257.8, 246.1, 122.1, 129.85
  • Homer 267.5, 385.4, 344.0, 321.7, 301.4, 284.6, 257.8, 246.1

In the 1970s

Situation

Map with German Air Force Base Leipheim
Leipheim air base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972

Overview

Leipheim Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image 1977
Leipheim Air Base on a US satellite image from 07 July 1977
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

1980s

Overview

Map of Leipheim Air Base 1984
Leipheim Air Base 1984

Runways

  • 07/25: 2000 m x 45 m Concrete

Radio beacons

  • TACAN: CH 53 "LPH", 069° / 5.9 NM to field

Radar

ASR, PAR

Radio communication

  • Leipheim GCA 236.8, 344.0, 123.3, 381.1, 292.6, 385.4
  • Leipheim Tower 291.0, 257.8, 122.1
  • Homer 239.5

Today

Usage

Closed.

Overview

Aerial image Leipheim aerodrome, Germany 2018
Aerial image
Source: Datenquelle: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung www.geodaten.bayern.de, License: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland (CC BY 3.0 DE)

Images

Images from 2016:
The control tower was demolished in autumn 2016.
Leipheim Air Base control tower and buildings
Control Tower
Leipheim airfield and fire brigade
 
Air Base Leipheim tower
Leipheim Air Base large C supervision office
Antenna at Leipheim airfield
Building on Leipheim air base
Hangar Leipheim
Hangar at the center of the field, south of the runway
Back side of Hangar at Leipheim
At the back side of the hangar
Northeastern Part
 
Hardened Aircraft Shelter HAS at Leipheim
Shelter Leipheim Air Base
Shelter Leipheim Airfield
Leipheim Shelter rear
Leipheim Shelter rear
Shelter loop in the south
 
Installations - Fuel site
  - Fuel site
Fuel site
Garage
Garage
Smokestack
Smokestack
Leipheim airfield railway spur
Railway spur
Tracks Leipheim
Tracks
Bunker Leipheim
Bunker
Southwestern Part
 
Taxiway Leipheim
Taxiway looking northeast
"Small" runway on the taxiway. In the background the former runway.

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