Lodeynoye Pole (air base)

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Lodeynoye Pole
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorRussian Air Force
LocationLodeynoye Pole
Elevation AMSL56 ft / 17 m
Coordinates60°42′36″N 033°34′12″E / 60.71000°N 33.57000°E / 60.71000; 33.57000Coordinates: 60°42′36″N 033°34′12″E / 60.71000°N 33.57000°E / 60.71000; 33.57000
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8,202 2,500 Concrete


Lodeynoye Pole (also Lodynoye Pole) is a small air base in Leningrad Oblast, Russia located 2 km south of Lodeynoye Pole. It was home to the 177th IAP (the 177th Fighter Aviation Regiment).

Lodeynoye Pole initially operated the Sukhoi Su-9 (Fishpot) in the 1960s and 1970s.[1]. The regiment replaced it in 1980 with the MiG-23P (Flogger-G).[1]

Around 1990 the MiG-23 was upgraded to the Sukhoi Su-27.

References

  1. ^ a b PHASEOUT OF FISHPOT IN APVO STRANYY AIRFIELDS USSR, February 1981, CREST: CIA-RDP81T00380R000100980001-5, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.