Netzeband: Highway Strip

Autobahnabschnitt Netzeband

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
Coordinates: N530003 E0123557 (WGS84) Google Maps
Airfield ID: 2023


Germany during the Cold War


Former East Germany, Bezirk (District) Potsdam;
Today: Federal State of Brandenburg.

Location of airfield

14km northwest of Neuruppin; on today's Autobahn A 24, between intersections Neuruppin and Herzsprung.

Usage during the Cold War

Highway Strip on former East German Autobahn A 15 (different numbering schema than today). The highway strip had the airfield ID 2023 in the system of the former East German National People's Army.


Data for the year 1990:
  • 14/32: 2500 m Concrete
The thresholds were marked by ceramic markers and stones:
- Threshold south: km 44,298
- Threshold north: km 46,800
("km" means the kilometer marker at the time of former East Germany)
The outer points in main and secondary landing directions were marked by geodetic signs (stone columns).

Radio beacons

  • LOM 32: 943.5 "PA"
  • LMM 32: 223.5 "P"
  • LOM 14: 943.5 "AP"
  • LMM 14: 223,5 "A"
The facilities were not permanently deployed.

Radio communication

The radio call sign of the highway strip was PUMA.
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