Reinsdorf: Airfield

Werbig, Аэродром Вербиг

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CoordinatesN515405 E0131147 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Potsdam
Federal stateBrandenburg
Map with location of Reinsdorf Airfield, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Reinsdorf

During World War II

Use

Luftwaffe airfield.

During the Cold War

Use

Soviet reserve airfield.

In the 1960s

Overview

Reinsdorf, 1969
The airfield on 06 February 1969 - Partly there is snow. At the top right you can still see the route of the narrow-gauge railway Jüterbog-Dahme, coming from the north and bending in an easterly direction to Reinsdorf. At this time the railway should have already been out of service.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

History

  • May 1966
    Observation by the US Military Liaison Mission: "In May the FISHBED air defense regiment at Jueterbog twice deployed to the Reinsdorf grass strip; this was the first sighting of FISHBED F aircraft operating on a natural surface and added measurably to our knowledge of the aircraft's capabilities." (Source: USMLM 1966)
  • November 1966
    Sighting of an expanded POL storage complex at Reinsdorf by the USMLM. The complex of 25 fuel storage tanks was consistent with that seen earlier at Hassleben and indicates the standardization of POL requirements at Soviet dispersal airfields. (Source: USMLM 1966)

Images

Soviet MiG-21 Fishbed at Reinsdorf airfield
MiG-21 FISHBED F from Altes Lager deployed to Reinsdorf grass strip in 1966
Source: USMLM 1966

In the 1970s

Situation

Reinsdorf Airfield on a map 1972
Reinsdorf Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972
Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin

Radio beacons

  • LOM 28: 1215 "ÄF"
  • LMM 28: 597 "Ä"

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Overview

Reinsdorf / Werbig, Germany
Reinsdorf Airfield on a US satellite image from 26 July 1980 - 1: airfield; 2: Soviet special weapons depot Stolzenhain. Places: Borgisdorf, Gräfendorf, Hohenahlsdorf, Höfgen, Körbitz, Nonnendorf, Reinsdorf, Sernow, Welsickendorf, Werbig, Wiepersdorf.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Reinsdorf Soviet Airfield, Germany
Airfield - The field has two parallel grass runways and only little infrastructure. The narrow-gauge railway line, which was still recognizable in 1969, is no longer visible here.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Runways

  • 10L/28R: 2400 m x 40 m Grass
  • 10R/28L: 1200 m x 40 m Grass

Radio communication

The russian radio call sign of the airfield was BUTON (БУТОН).

Images

The airfield gate 1993.
The airfield gate in 1993.

Today

Use

General aviation.

Bibliography

  • /USMLM 1966/:
    United States Military Liaison Mission: "Unit History 1966"

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