Letneozersky (air base)

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Letneozersky
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorRussian Air Force
LocationObozersky
Elevation AMSL325 ft / 99 m
Coordinates63°23′24″N 040°23′54″E / 63.39000°N 40.39833°E / 63.39000; 40.39833Coordinates: 63°23′24″N 040°23′54″E / 63.39000°N 40.39833°E / 63.39000; 40.39833
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8,202 2,500 Concrete

Letneozersky (also Letneozerskiy, Obozersky Southeast (US)) is an interceptor air base located 8 km (5 miles) southeast of Obozersky, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. It was home to the 524 Interceptor Aviation Regiment (IAP) with up to 27 MiG-25 interceptor aircraft based at the airfield during the 1980s.[1][2] It features two major revetment areas holding over 15 aircraft each. The base provides air defense cover for the airspace around Arkhangelsk and Plesetsk Cosmodrome, and it was subordinate to the Arkhangelsk Air Defense District.

References

  1. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI.
  2. ^ Status of Soviet APVO FOXBAT As of 31 October 1980, Z-20172/80, CREST Document CIA-RDP81T00034R000100330001-0, National Photographic Interpretation Center, Washington, DC.