Kluczewo: Air Base

Stargard-Klützow Air Base, Lotnisko Kluczewo, Аэродром Ключево

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CoordinatesN531652 E0145758 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 32 m
Map with location of Kluczewo Air Base, Poland
The history of the Cold War airfields: Kluczewo
by Bert Kondruss

Location of airfield

8 km southwest of Stargard.

During World War II

Usage

Luftwaffe air base Stargard / Klützow (Pommern).

Situation

Kluczewo Air Base on a map 1943
Klützow Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1943 (Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA)

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet / Russian air base.

Units

Occupation by Soviet units (courtesy of "Unter dem Radar"):
  • 1945 - February 1949: HQ 323rd Fighter Division (323-й иад), in February 1949 renamed to ...
  • February 1949 - July 1992: 239th Fighter Division (239-й иад), withdrawn to Petrozawodsk; HQ flight: An-14, An-2
  • February 1952 - 01 January 1961: 159th Guards Fighter Regiment (159-й гв.иап): MiG-15, MiG-17
  • December 1952 - 06 August 1964?: 871st Fighter Regiment (871-й иап): MiG-15, MiG-17
  • 12 August 1964 - 10 July 1992: 159th Guards Fighter Regiment (159-й гв.иап): Yak-25M, MiG-21F-13, MiG-21PF, MiG-21PFM, MiG-21R, MiG-21SM, MiG-21SMT, MiG-21bis, Su-27; withdrawn 10 July 1992 to Petrozawodsk

In the 1970s

Situation

Kluczewo Air Base, Poland, on a map 1972
Kluczewo 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)

Runways

  • 15/33: 2500 m x 60 m

Radio beacons

  • LOM 327°: 922 "DN"
  • LMM 327°: 452 "D"
  • LOM 147°: 922 "ND"
  • LMM 147°: 452 "N"

Radio communication

Call sign: DUBLON

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Overview

Kluczewo Soviet Air Base, Poland: Map
Soviet Map - It shows the runway and the taxiway to the eastern dispersal area, which can also serve as an emergency runway.
КЛЮЧЕВОKluczewo
ДУБЛОНCall sign DUBLON
МБВMinimum safe altitude
Н ЭШ ПЕРЕХTransition level
НAirfield elevation 32 m
БВППDimensions of concrete runway
ДLocator at outer marker with frequency and idents for main and secondary landing direction
БLocator at middle marker
РСБНRadio channels for RSBN navigation system and PRMG landing system
Z0?

Runways

  • 15/33: 2500 m x 60 m Main runway
  • 15/33: 2500 m Parallel taxiway as emergency runway
  • 11/29: 2229 m x 20 m Taxiway to the western dispersal area; emergency runway

Radio beacons

  • RSBN, N531716 E0145738
  • PRMG
  • LOM 326°: 922 "LW", 3740 m
  • LMM 326°: 452 "L", 1030 m
  • LOM 146°: 922 "ND", 3800 m
  • LMM 146°: 452 "N", 1000 m

Radio communication

Call sign: DUBLON

Installations

"Airfield of surface 1088,5 hectares. Small range" (Source: www.bicc.de)

Additional information

Transfered to Polish Authorities on October 13th, 1992 (Source: www.bicc.de). The airfield is closed.

Today

Usage

Closed.

Images

The following pictures were taken in 2006. Courtesy of Stephan Sarich.
Map
Map
Kluczewo Soviet Air Base, Poland: Aircraft shelter
Shelter
Aircraft shelter
Shelter
Aircraft shelter, Kluczewo airfield, Poland
Shelter

Sources

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Map of the old Luftwaffe airfield
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