Orenburg (air base)

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Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Orenburg
Elevation AMSL 112 m / 367 ft
Coordinates 51°42′0″N 055°1′0″E / 51.70000°N 55.01667°E / 51.70000; 55.01667Coordinates: 51°42′0″N 055°1′0″E / 51.70000°N 55.01667°E / 51.70000; 55.01667
Direction Length Surface
m ft
2,500 8,202 Concrete

Orenburg (also given as Orenburg Southwest) is a Military Transport Aviation base in Russia located 9 km southwest of Orenburg. It has a large tarmac and revetments for 35 large transports.

This is sometimes erroneously referred to as Chalovskiy Airport. [1].

128th Guards Military Transport Air Regiment (128 Gv TAP) flying Ilyushin Il-76M arrived from Panevėžys Air Base in newly independent Lithuania in 1992. Subordinated to 18th Guards Military Transport Aviation Division 1966-1998. The regiment was disbanded in 1998.[1]

117th Berlin Order of Kutuzov III degree Independent Aviation Regiment for Electronic Warfare flying Antonov An-12PPS aircraft arrived from Siauliai in Lithuania in 1994. It was then redesignated a Military Transport Aviation Regiment (117 OVTAP) and starting flying the Ilyushin Il-76.[2] It was part of the 12th Military Transport Aviation Division. In 2009-2010 the regiment was redesignated the 6956th Aviation Base.

Also based at the airport is the 102nd Separate Mixed Aviation Squadron (102nd OSAE), part of the 31st Missile Army, Strategic Rocket Forces. It is equipped with An-26 aircraft and Mil Mi-8 helicopters.

Previously the base also hosted units of the now disbanded Orenburg Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots.

Chebenki airbase is also located in the vicinity of Orenburg.


External links[edit]

  • "37 Vozdushnaya Armiya VGK". Brinkster.com. 
  • Butowski, Pyotr (2004). Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation. AIRtime Publishing, Inc.