Step (air base)

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Step
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Operator Russian Air Force
Coordinates 51°1′0″N 115°26′0″E / 51.01667°N 115.43333°E / 51.01667; 115.43333Coordinates: 51°1′0″N 115°26′0″E / 51.01667°N 115.43333°E / 51.01667; 115.43333
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8,202 2,500 Concrete

Step (also Olovyannaya) is an air base in Chita, Russia located 14 km northwest of Yasnogorsk. It is a large air base with two revetment areas and numerous military fortifications. It is near an SS-11 missile field that was dismantled in the mid-1990s.

Units stationed at Step/Olovyannaya include:

  • 6 APIB (6th Fighter-Bomber Aviation Regiment) flying Su-17 in the late 1980s; under 23rd Air Army (Transbaikal Military District).
  • 58 APIB (58th Fighter-Bomber Aviation Regiment) flying Su-17M3 and L-29 aircraft in the late 1980s, and receiving MiG-27 in the early 1990s.. It was under 23rd Air Army (Trans-Baikal).
  • 266 OSHAP (266th Independent Shturmovik Aviation Regiment) flying Su-25 aircraft.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butowski, Pyotr (2004). Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation. AIRtime Publishing, Inc. 

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