For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN491234 E0072402 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1133 ft
Location indicatorEDAM (1990), EDRZ (2000)
Map with location of Zweibrücken Air Base, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Zweibrücken

Location

Federal State of Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate).

During the Cold War

Usage

Canadian Forces air base, later US Air Force.

Situation

Zweibrücken Air Base 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)

Runways

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  • 03/21: 2400 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

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  • TACAN: CH48 "ZBU", am Platz
  • ILS03: 117.1 "IZBU"

Telephone

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DSN 498-2xxx

Units

1971: 17th TRS (86th TFW) RF-4C; 81st TFS (86th TFW) F-4C
1975: 26th TRW RF-4C
1980: 26th TRW RF-4C
1985: 26th TRW RF-4C
1990: 10th MAS (608th MAG) C-23A; 26th TRW RF-4C

Images

Pictures from the exercise SALTY BEE
15MAY1984, Source: Department of Defense, photographer TSGT JOSE LOPEZ JR.
RF-4C
Control tower
2 RF-4C over the northeastern part of the airbase
RF-4C Phantom II short before landing on runway 21. Visible are the TACAN (left) and the localizer for the ILS03.
Take-off and landing post
Pictures from the departure of the last 3 RF-4C
12APR1991, Source: Department of Defense, photographer SGT GONZALEZ
The last RF-4C are leaving the base.

Today

Usage

Regional airport.

Airfields in the vicinity

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