Brochocin: Airfield

Schönfeld/Seifersdorf, Lotnisko Łukaszów, Аэродром Брохоцин

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CoordinatesN511127 E0155652 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 663 ft
RegionWojewództwo dolnośląskie
Map with location of Brochocin Łukaszów Airfield, Poland
The history of the Cold War airfields: Brochocin

Location of airfield

16 km west of Legnica, southeast of Brochocin (formerly Brockendorf).

During World War II

Use

Luftwaffe airfield?

During the Cold War

Use

Soviet auxiliary airfield.

Situation

Brochocin Airfield, Poland, on a map 1972
Brochocin 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

Overview

Brochocin Airfield, Poland, on a US satellite image 1975
Brochocin Airfield on a US satellite image from 26 June 1975 - With this picture it remains unclear which areas can be attributed exactly to the airfield, especially as the view is obstructed by clouds. The facilities with the large concrete areas are clearly visible at 1. The airfield could be at 2 and reach as far as to the Brochocin Łukaszów road. This would give the runway length of about 1.500 m (5.000 feet) indicated on the US map and the landing direction 28 indicated by the Soviets. Interesting, however, is the square structure west of the road (at the black cross), which could also represent the western end of the airfield. But then the length would be approx. 3,400 m and the orientation rather 11/29. The area of 1463 hectares handed over according to bicc in 1992 also remains unclear. The area with the facilities and the runway up to the road has approx. 220 hectares. Even if the area west of the road is included, it is only about 300 hectares. And even with the large area north of the facilities, the value only increases to about 550 hectares.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Runways

  • 10/28: 1500 m x 300 m Grass

Radio beacons

In landing direction 28, the field had an outer an an inner radio beacon:
  • LOM 28: 868 kHz
  • LMM 28: 425 kHz

Radio communication

Call sign: "PROBOSCHNIK" (ПРОБОЧНИК) (ca. 1980)

Installations

"Surface of 1463,0 hectares. Several dozen of habitation, barrack and warehouse buildings. Fuel station" (Source: bicc)

Today

Use

Closed. The field was handed over by the Russian military to the Polish authorities on 06 June 1992 (source: bicc).

Sources

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