Zherdevka (air base)

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Zherdevka
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Zherdevka, Tambov Oblast
Elevation AMSL 489 ft / 149 m
Coordinates 51°50′0″N 041°33′0″E / 51.83333°N 41.55000°E / 51.83333; 41.55000Coordinates: 51°50′0″N 041°33′0″E / 51.83333°N 41.55000°E / 51.83333; 41.55000
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8,202 2,500 Concrete

Zherdevka (also Zerdevka) is an interceptor aircraft air base in Russia located 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) east of Zherdevka, Tambov Oblast. It was home to the 14th Guards Leningrad Twice Red Banner Order of Suvorov Fighter Aviation Regiment (14th Guards IAP) which flew MiG-29E aircraft from April 21, 1991 through the mid-2000s.[1]

In 1998 (Butuwski) or 1999 (M. Holm), the regiment moved to Khalino, near Kursk.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ww2.dk/new/air%20force/regiment/iap/14gviap.htm
  2. ^ Piotr Butuwski, 'Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation Part 2', International Air Power Review,' Summer 2004, 88.