In the 1980s and early 1990s
Soviet airfield sketch
|АНТРАКТ||Call sign "ANTRAKT"|
|МБВ||Minimum safe altitude|
|Н||Airfield elevation 57 m|
|Н ЭШ ПЕРЕХ||Transition level|
|д||Locator at outer marker with frequency and idents for main and secondary landing direction|
|Б||Locator at middle marker|
|БВПП||Dimensions of concrete runway|
|РСБН||Radio channels for RSBN navigation system and PRMG landing system|
- LOM 27: 975 "AT", 3800 m
- LMM 27: 480 "A", 1000 m
- LOM 09: 975 "OJ", 4160 m
- LMM 09: 480 "O", 1010 m
- RSBN: CH 43 "AT", N525606 E0142519 (S42/83?)
- PRMG: CH 43
The idents of the radio beacons in main landing direction 272° were made out of the first and the last letter of the airfield call sign ANTRAKT.
The call sign was ANGARKA (known for the time 1965...1970) and later ANTRAKT (known for around 1990).
Last unit in Chojna was the 582 IAP. In the late 1980s / early 1990s, the regiment was equipped with 30..34 Su-27. The unit left for Smolensk on May 05th, 1992.
"Airfield with the surface of 423 hectares. Over 260 buildings of different types. Fuel station of 21,7 thousand meters3 of capacity. Property seriously devasted." (Source: /bicc/)
This story has been reported by Jakub Sieradzki:
"It was one of the very last days of the soviet troops in Poland, when a lot of broken equipment still waited for the lift to the Soviet Union. One of the farmers living next to the area of the airfield has dreamed of having an airplane in his farm, so that he went to the airbase and started to negotiate with the guards possible ways of assisting him in the realisation of his dream. He finally succeeded and for some decent amount of spirit (I was told it was one bottle, but it's hard to belive) he bought one of the grounded planes (I was told it was a "small plane" - so possibly we are not dealing with Sukhoi in this story). Soviet soldiers were so helpfull, that even had dismantled fragments of the barbed-wire fence to make deal come faster. Unfortunately they were not equally ridgid to repair the fence, so that deal has been discovered and the "small plane" returned to the Soviet Air Force. I guess alkohol has not been returned to the investor ..."
The airfield is closed. Transfered to Polish authorities on July 7th, 1992.
Jakub Sieradzki reported in 2007: Currently whole area has been tranferred to the local community and becomes step-by-step business (bunkers are used as storage facilities) and housing project
The following pictures were taken in July 2007, courtesy of Jakub Sieradzki. Thank you very very much, Jakub!
Three pictures are retouched in small portions to protect privacy.
Taxiway - (slightly retouched)
Shelter - (slightly retouched)
The graffiti left in front means "don't shit here"
Building of former German Air Base