Ostrov Bolshevik (air base)

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Ostrov Bolshevik
о́стров Большеви́к
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Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Ostrov Bolshevik
Elevation AMSL 965[2] ft / 294 m
Coordinates 78°35′6″N 100°59′42″E / 78.58500°N 100.99500°E / 78.58500; 100.99500Coordinates: 78°35′6″N 100°59′42″E / 78.58500°N 100.99500°E / 78.58500; 100.99500
Map
Ostrov Bolshevik is located in Russia
Ostrov Bolshevik
Ostrov Bolshevik
Location within Russia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30[2] 10,499[2] 3,200[2]

Ostrov Bolshevik (Russian: о́стров Большеви́к, pronounced [ˈostrəf bəlʲʂɨˈvʲik]) is an airfield on Bolshevik Island in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia.[2] and is the fourth most northernmost airfield in Russia.[citation needed] It was probably constructed around 1960,[2] and is among several very large trans-polar airfields for Russia's strategic bomber force that were either abandoned during construction or served limited use.[2] It may have been abandoned during the mid-1960s as Russia's deterrence force shifted from bombers to ICBMs.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ostrov Bolshevik Air Base at airportsearch.org
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Vasquez, Tim (2009). "Ostrov Bolshevik". weathergraphics.com. Tim Vasquez. Retrieved 7 June 2016.