Wildenrath: Royal Air Force Base

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Progressive Muskelentspannung Stuttgart
Coordinates: N510652 E0061307 (WGS84)
Map: Google Maps
Elevation: 291 ft
Location Indicator: EDUW (1990)

Location

Germany during the Cold War

During the Cold War

Usage

Royal Air Force (RAF) bas until 1992.

Situation

RAF Wildenrath on a map from 1956 - The approach areas of the three British airfields Brüggen, Wildenrath and Geilenkirchen are protected by restricted areas. The white "E" in the circle symbolizes the Eureka radio beacon, used by the British at this time. The square around the airport symbol with the "V" underneath shows an VHF direction finder. The black star stands for the coded beacons which is characteristical for British airfields
RAF Wildenrath 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/)

Runways

Data for the year 1990:
  • 09/27: 2497 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

Data for the year 1990:
  • ILS27: 108.7 "WI"

Radar

ASR, PAR (1990)

Units

1975: 3 Sq (Harrier GR3); 4 Sq (Harrier GR3); 20 Sq (Harrier GR3); 60 Sq (Pembroke C1)
1980: 19 Sq (Phantom FGR2); 60 Sq (Pembroke C1); 92 Sq (Phantom FGR2)
1985: 19 Sq (Phantom FGR2); 60 Sq (Pembroke C1); 92 Sq (Phantom FGR2)
1990: 19 Sq (Phantom FGR2); 60 Sq (Andover C1, CC2, C1(PR), Pembroke C1); 92 Sq (Phantom FGR2)
1971: 4 Sq (Harrier GR1/GR1A); 20 Sq (Harrier GR1/GR1A); 60 Sq (Andover CC2, Heron C4, Pembroke C1)

Today

Usage

Closed.
The former airfield site is used for the train test center Wegberg-Wildenrath.

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