Neubiberg Air Base

Near Munich, Germany

Neubiberg: Airfield

Neubiberg Air Base

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN480422 E0113814 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1800 ft
Location indicatorDENU (195x), EDSN
Map with location of Neubiberg Air Base
Germany during the Cold War Map

General

Neubiberg airfield was opened in 1933 and later expanded into a Luftwaffe air base. After World War II, the field was first used by the US Air Force, which was stationed here until 1957 with various combat and transport aircraft. From 1958 to 1971, Neubiberg was base of the Air Transport Wing 61 (Lufttransportgeschwader 61, LTG 61) of the German Air Force. The Air Force continued the airfield until the early 1990s. After that, it served for general aviation until Neubiberg was finally closed in 1997.

During World War II

Use

Luftwaffe airbase.

Situation

Neubiberg Air Base in World War II 1944
Neubiberg Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1944
Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, Lizenz: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA

During the Cold War

Usage during the Cold War

USAF airfield until 1957, GAF until mit 1990s.

Units

US Air Force USAF
1948-1952: 86th FBW / 86th FBG with 525th, 526th, 527th FBS (F-47, later F-84E);
1952: 160th TRS;
1952-1953: 38th TRS (RF-80A),
1953-1954: 782nd TCS (C-119),
1953-1957: 317th TCW / 317th TCG: 39th, 40th, 41st TCS (C-119)
German Air Force
1958-1971 Lufttransportgeschwader 61 (LTG 61) with C-47, Noratlas, C-160 Transall:
- 1958 relocation from Erding: Air Base to Neubiberg,
- 1971 relocation from Neubiberg to Landsberg/Lech: Air Base

In the 1950s

Situation

Map of Munich airspace with Neubiberg airfield in 1954
Munich airspace with Neubiberg airfield in 1954
Source: DoD

Overview

Map USAF airfield Neubiberg 1954
The USAF airfield Neubiberg in 1954
Source: DoD

Runways

  • 08/26: 2438 m (8000 ft)

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 248 (later 419) "NU", 257°/6.5 NM to threshold 26

Radar

GCA

Radio communication

  • Tower 3023.5, 117.9, 130.14, 257.8, 275.8, 243.0, 121.5, 141.3

In the 1960s

Situation

Neubiberg Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image from 02 August 1962
Neubiberg Air Base on a US satellite image from 02 August 1962
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Images

Die folgenden Bilder wurden von EgWBA in den Jahren 1967 und 1968 in Neubiberg aufgenommen. Vielen Dank!
Neubiberg Air Base, Germany
Source: EgWBA
Neubiberg Gate Guard: Fouga Magister
Enlargement
Source: EgWBA
Large parking lot, Neubiberg Air Base, Germany
Large parking lot - In the background a cruise missile MGM-1 Matador
Source: EgWBA
MGM-1 Matator missile
MGM-1 Matator enlarged
Source: EgWBA
German Air Force Technical Academie at Neubiberg
German Air Force Technical Academie
Source: EgWBA
NCO Candidate Course 2/67 on 29 November 1967
NCO Candidate Course 2/67 on 29 November 1967
Source: EgWBA
Corporal Training and Security Squadron LTG 61
Corporal Training and Security Squadron LTG 61
Source: EgWBA
Neubiberg Barracks
Source: EgWBA
Building
Source: EgWBA
NschStff TechnGrp Stabszug TechnGrp LTG 61
NschStff TechnGrp Stabszug TechnGrp LTG 61
Source: EgWBA
Car pool
Car pool
Source: EgWBA
Garages
Source: EgWBA
Crests
Neubiberg Air Base Squadron
Neubiberg Air Base Squadron
Source: EgWBA
Air Transport Wing 61 (LTG 61)
Air Transport Wing 61 (LTG 61)
Source: EgWBA

In the 1970s

Situation

Map of airfields in the Munich region with Neubiberg 1972
Airfields in the Munich region with Neubiberg airfield 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

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1971:
  • ILS
  • NDB: 419 "NU", 254°/6.2NM to fld

Radar

ASR/PAR (1971)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Situation

Map of Munich airfields 1981
Neubiberg Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1981
Source: ONC F-2 (1981), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin

Overview

Chart of Neubiberg Air Base 1984
Neubiberg Air Base in 1984
Source: DoD

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 07/25: 2297 m x 28 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • NDB: 288.5 "NU", 251°/4.2NM to fld

Today

Use

Closed.

Situation

Orthophoto 2015
Orthophoto 2015
Source: Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung

Approach and aerodrome charts

The development of Neubiberg Airfield over the years can also be seen from historical maps. Here is a collection of approach and airport maps from the 1950s and 1960s:
Approach maps + aerodrome maps Neubiberg

Sources

Links

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