Baherove (air base)
|Baherove Air Base|
|Elevation AMSL||364 ft / 115 m|
Baherove Air Base (Ukrainian: Багерове авіабаза, Russian: Багерово авиабаза; also transliterated as Bagarovo or Bagerovo) is an air base in Baherove, Crimea. Located 3 km northwest of the village Baherove, 14 km northwest of town of Kerch. Airfield Baherove is "out-of-class" airport, which can accommodate aircraft of all types. From 1996 the airfield is not in use (abandoned).
Baherove Air Base was 71st ground Air Force that was established in the Crimean village of Baherove in accordance with the Resolution of the "Council of Ministers of USSR" on August 21, 1947 with the aim of aviation security for air nuclear testing and refinement of technical means of delivering nuclear warheads, which are mainly at the time could only be used by aviation. The first atomic charges were designed for aerial bombs with overall weight and dimensions characteristics allowing their use with long-range bomber Tu-4.
For takeoff and landing of heavy bombers a runway was built in Baherove Air Base with width of 100 meters (328 feet) and a length of 3.5 kilometers (2.2 mi). The runway was made from strong concrete and is still in excellent condition today.