Monchegorsk (air base)

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Monchegorsk
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Monchegorsk, Murmansk Oblast in Russia
Monchegorsk is located in Murmansk Oblast
Monchegorsk
Monchegorsk
Shown within Murmansk Oblast
Coordinates 67°59′12″N 033°01′06″E / 67.98667°N 33.01833°E / 67.98667; 33.01833Coordinates: 67°59′12″N 033°01′06″E / 67.98667°N 33.01833°E / 67.98667; 33.01833
Type Air Base
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Russian Air Force
Site history
Built 1960s
In use 1960s-present
Airfield information
Elevation 167 metres (548 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
02/20 2,500 metres (8,202 ft) Concrete

Monchegorsk Air Base is a military air base in Murmansk Oblast, Russia located 13 km northeast of Monchegorsk and 11 miles southwest of Olenya.

It hosted the 174th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (174 Gv IAP) flying the Yak-28P during the 1960s and 1970s, MiG-25PDS aircraft in the 1980s, and MiG-31 interceptors in the 1990s.[1] It also hosted a reconnaissance regiment, the 98 ORAP (98th Separate Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment) flying MiG-25RB, Su-17, Su-24MR, and MiG-31 aircraft.[2]

For much of the Cold War fighter regiments at the base were under control of Air Defence Corps of the 10th Air Defence Army.[citation needed]

The base is home to the 98th Guards Composite Aviation Regiment which uses the Sukhoi Su-24M/MR, Mikoyan MiG-31BM & Mil Mi-8MTV.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI. 
  2. ^ Butowski, Pyotr (2004). Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation. AIRtime Publishing, Inc. 
  3. ^ AirForces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. October 2015. p. 57.