Kansk (air base)

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Airport type Military
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Kansk
Elevation AMSL 1,037 ft / 316 m
Coordinates 56°7′24″N 095°39′48″E / 56.12333°N 95.66333°E / 56.12333; 95.66333Coordinates: 56°7′24″N 095°39′48″E / 56.12333°N 95.66333°E / 56.12333; 95.66333
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05L/23R 8,202 2,500 Concrete

Kansk is an air base in Russia located 9 km south of Kansk. It is a fighter base with about 10 remote revetments.

Station history[edit]

Up until 2009, Kansk was home to the 712 IAP (712th Interceptor Aviation Regiment) flying MiG-17 aircraft during the 1970s, MiG-25, Su-15 aircraft during the 1980s and MiG-31 aircraft during the 1990s.[1][2] In 2009 the regiment was retitled the 6979th Air Base.

An old 2000m runway, with no taxiways, exists between the city and airfield.


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

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