Lakhta air base

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Arkhangelsk Lakhta
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorRussian Navy
LocationArkhangelsk
Elevation AMSL102 ft / 31 m
Coordinates64°23′0″N 40°43′0″E / 64.38333°N 40.71667°E / 64.38333; 40.71667Coordinates: 64°23′0″N 40°43′0″E / 64.38333°N 40.71667°E / 64.38333; 40.71667
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 9,514 2,900 Concrete

Lakhta (also described as Kholm, Katunino, Novodvinsk, Lahta, or Pervomaysk) is a naval air base in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia located 22 km southeast of Arkhangelsk. It was home to 574 MRAP (574th Naval Missile-carrying Aviation Regiment) flying Tupolev Tu-16 and Tupolev Tu-22M bombers.[1] It is capable of nuclear weapons storage.

By 2006 Google Earth showed only two Tu-22M bombers, which were removed shortly afterward. Panoramio photos taken in 2010 show an auto rally on the old runway and extensive overgrowth, indicating the facility was abandoned in the mid or late 2000s.

References

  1. ^ "Aviatsiya VMF". Aviabaza KPOI.