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CoordinatesN531858 E0113260 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East GermanyDistrict of Schwerin
Federal stateMecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
Map with location of Ludwigslust Airfield
Germany during the Cold War Map


Approximately three kilometres southeast of Ludwigslust there was an auxiliary airfield of the Soviet armed forces in East Germany ("GDR"). It was located on a military training ground and had a runway with a grass surface. The site is not identical to the former Fliegerhorst Ludwigslust (Luftwaffe Air Base), which was located approx. 3 km south-southeast of the city. Today both the auxiliary airfield and the airbase are closed.

During the Cold War


Soviet reserve airfield.

In the 1960s


Ludwigslust military installations 1967
View over the military installations in Ludwigslust on a US satellite image from 28 May 1967. Direction of view is about west - 1: auxiliary airfield, 2: former Luftwaffe air base, now Soviet barracks with air defence site, 3,4,5: military training areas, 6: City of Ludwigslust (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Ludwigslust Soviet Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1967
Enlargement. Airfield (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1970s


Ludwigslust Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1970
Ludwigslust Airfield on a US satellite image from 25 November 1970 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1980s and early 1990s


Data for the year 1990:
  • 03/21: 2500 m Grass



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