Dresba

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Dresba
Dresba.jpg
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Pevek
Elevation AMSL 272 ft / 83 m
Coordinates 69°21′48″N 161°33′42″E / 69.36333°N 161.56167°E / 69.36333; 161.56167Coordinates: 69°21′48″N 161°33′42″E / 69.36333°N 161.56167°E / 69.36333; 161.56167
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 11,483 3,500 unknown


Dresba (also Krumaya) is an abandoned military airfield in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia located 343 km west of Pevek. It was built around 1960, but it is unknown whether the airfield was simply graded or if paved surfaces were built. It was intended to be a strategic bomber air base along the shore of the Arctic Ocean, giving it access to northern resupply ship routes, and was presumably for either forward deployment or weather diversion for the Soviet Union's Tupolev Tu-95 and Tupolev Tu-22 bomber force. Preview images of declassified KH-5 satellite passes from August 1966 on the USGS Earth Explorer website show the aerodrome to be in new condition. A radar facility exists on satellite imagery 14 km northwest of the airfield.

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