Nohra: Airfield

Weimar-Nohra

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CoordinatesN505837 E0111453 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East GermanyDistrict of Erfurt
Federal stateThüringen (Thuringia)
Germany during the Cold War Map

General

Until 1945, Nohra was used as a Luftwaffe air base (Fliegerhorst). After the World War II, the airfield became a soviet helicopter base. At the time of the withdrawal in the early 1990s, helicopters Mi-2, Mi-6, Mi-8 and Mi-24 were flown in various versions. The field had a short paved runway, a hangar and a radio beacon. Today the installation is closed and largely demolished.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe airbase.

Overview

Nohra airfield on a US map from 1952 - (AMS M841 GSGS 4414, Courtesy Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University /BYU/)

During the Cold War

Situation

Nohra Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 - (ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)
Soviet heliport until 1992.

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 06/24: 450 m Concrete

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • LOM 24: 860 "ZQ"

Radio communication

Call sign: VOJEVODA (1990)

Units

1990: ? OVE (Mi-2, Mi-6, Mi-8, Mi-24); 336 OBVP (Mi-8, Mi-24)

History

  • September 6th, 1988
    Observation by a team of the US Military Liaison Mission: "At Weimar-Nohra Soviet Airfield, on 6 September 1988, two hours of airfield operations, including loading, refueling aircraft and take-offs and landings of HIND and HIP were observed on an exceptionally clear day. Of particular significance were the vertical take-offs and landings of HING G1. Previously, it was believed HIND always used a rolling take-off."
    Source: /USMLM 1988/

Images

Weimar-Nohra, Airfield Operations in 1988:
Source: /USMLM 1988/

Today

Usage

Closed.

Overview

Landsat image from 2016 - There are not many remains of the former helicopter base

Links

Bibliography

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