Neuruppin: Air Base

Аэродром Нойруппин

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CoordinatesN525628 E0124713 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Potsdam
Federal stateBrandenburg
Map with location of Neuruppin Air Base, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Neuruppin

During World War II

Usage until 1945

Luftwaffe airbase.

Situation

Neuruppin airfield, Germany, on a map 1943
Neuruppin airfield on a US map from 1943

Overview

Neuruppin air base on a map 1952
Neuruppin air base on a US map from 1952
Source: AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University

During the Cold War

Use

Soviet airbase until 1991.

In the 1950s

Units

1954

- Soviet fighter regiment (P. O. Box 62 319),
- A total of 30 (?) MiG-15/MiG-15U were counted at the airfield.
Source: BND/Bundesarchiv B 206/3033
(For the P. O. Box numbers the digits 3 and 5 may be confused, because they are difficult to distinguish in the source document)

In the 1960s

Situation

Neuruppin Air Base on a map 1969
Neuruppin Air Base on a US map from 1969 - The Berlin-Rostock autobahn did not exist at this time.
Source: Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley

In the 1970s

Situation

Neuruppin Air Base, Germany, on a map 1972
Neuruppin 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

Overview

Neuruppin Air Base, Germany, on a US satellite image 1970
Neuruppin Air Base on a US satellite image from 25 November 1970
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Runway in the west
Runway in the west
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Aircraft shelter in the north
Aircraft shelter in the north
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Flight line
Flight line
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Shelter area in the norheast
Shelter area in the norheast
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Runway in the east
Runway in the east
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Installations in the southeast
Installations in the southeast
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Anti-aircraft missile site
Anti-aircraft missile site, 4.5 km south-southwest of the airfield
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Radio communication

Call sign: GIDROSTAT

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 10/28: 2400 m Concrete

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • LOM 28: 842 "WÖ"
  • LMM 28: 412 "W"
  • LOM 10: 842 "GK"
  • LMM 10: 412 "G"

Radio communication

Call sign: CHUTOROK (1990)

Units

1990: 730 IBAP (Su-17M-4, Su-17UM-3); 9 OVE (Mi-6, Mi-8, Mi-9)

History

  • 1988
    Crash of a Neuruppin FITTER in early 1988. The US Military Liaison Mission is able to forward 50 pounds of parts of the aircraft. (Source: USMLM 1988)

Images

Pieces of wreckage from a Neuruppin Su-17 FITTER Source: USMLM 1988Pieces of Wreckage  from a Neuruppin Soviet Su-17 FITTER
The aircraft crashed in early 1988. The parts have been collected by the US Military Liaison Mission.

Today

Use

Closed. A part of the former area is used as glider airfield.

Links

Bibliography

  • /USMLM 1988/:
    United States Military Liaison Mission: "Unit History 1988"

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