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KoordinatenN522318 E0114935 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East GermanyDistrict of Magdeburg
Federal stateSachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt)
Map with location of Mahlwinkel Soviet Air Base, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Mahlwinkel
by Bert Kondruss

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet airfield / helicopter base.

In the 1960s

Overview

Mahlwinkel Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image 1969
Mahlwinkel Air Base on a US satellite image from 06 February 1969 - The airfield has a simple layout. In the south are the barracks. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Western end of the runway
Western end of the runway (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Flight line
Flight line (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Eastern end of the runway
Eastern end of the runway (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Mahlwinkel Air Base, Germany
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Mahlwinkel Airfield
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Buildings
Buildings (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Barracks, southwestern part
Barracks, southwestern part (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Mahlwinkel Soviet barracks, Germany
Soviet barracks (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Installations
Installations (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Installations
Installations (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1970s

Situation

Mahlwinkel Air Base on a map 1972
Mahlwinkel 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)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 09/27: 2500 m Concrete

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • LOM 27: 300 "ZW"
  • LMM 27: 620 "Z"
  • LMM 09: 620 "NU"

Radio communication

Call sign: OSENNIJ (1990)

Units

1990: 296 OVE (Mi-2, Mi-6, Mi-8, Mi-9, Mi-24); 337 OBVP (Mi-8, Mi-24)

Installations

Railway siding from Mahlwinkel station to the southern part of the airfield.

Today

Usage

Closed.
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