Zweibrücken: Air Base

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Coordinates: N491234 E0072402 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 1133 ft
Location Indicator: EDAM (1990), EDRZ (2000)

Location

Map

Location

Federal State of Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate).
Germany during the Cold War

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 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Runways

  • 03/21: 2400 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

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

Telephone

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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