Haapsalu: Air Base

Ungru, Kiltsi, Аэродром Хаапсалу

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN585441 E0232922 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 15 ft
Map with location of Haapsalu Air Base
The history of the Cold War airfields: Haapsalu

General

Haapsalu is located in the northwest of Estonia. During the Cold War, there was an air base of the Soviet Air Force southwest of the city. Today, the airfield is closed.

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet Air Base

Situation

Haapsalu Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1973 - (Source: ONC D-3 (1973), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Runways

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
  • 08/26: 2500 m

Units

  • 1945 - 15 August 1957:
    - Guards Fighter Regiment (Yak-9, MiG-15, MiG-17)
    - Fighter Regiment (Yak-9, MiG-15, MiG-17)
  • 1970 - 1992: Fighter Regiment (Air Defense) (MiG-19, MiG-23M/MLD)
Source: "Unter dem Radar"

Installations

Obviously, the airfield had no direct railway siding. The next railway line is ca. 2 km to the north.

Today

Usage

Closed.

Links

Airfields in the vicinity

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