Andreapol (air base)

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Andreapol
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Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Russian Air Force
Serves Andreapol
Built Unknown
In use Unknown-Present
Elevation AMSL 751 ft / 229 m
Coordinates 56°38′36″N 032°18′48″E / 56.64333°N 32.31333°E / 56.64333; 32.31333Coordinates: 56°38′36″N 032°18′48″E / 56.64333°N 32.31333°E / 56.64333; 32.31333
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Andreapol is located in Tver Oblast
Andreapol
Andreapol
Location in Tver Oblast, Russia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 8,202 2,500 Concrete

Andreapol is an air base in Tver Oblast, Russia located 3 km east of Andreapol. It was built as an interceptor aircraft base. It was home to the 28th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (28 Gv IAP), which flew MiG-23P aircraft in the early 1990s[1] and soon acquired MiG-29 aircraft.[2]

In 1994 to Andreapol were transferred part of the personnel and aircraft 773rd Guards Fighter Regiment, who joined the 28th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment. In 2003, during runway repairs at Kubinka the aerobatic teams Russian Knights and Swifts were relocated to Andreapol.

A MiG-29 crashed on May 12, 2005 near the air base.

The 28th Regiment disbanded probably in 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI. 
  2. ^ Butowski, Pyotr (2004). Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation. AIRtime Publishing, Inc. 

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