Pribytki Air Base
|Elevation AMSL||456 ft / 139 m|
Pribytki (also Zyabrovka) is an air base in Belarus located in Homiel Voblast, 16 km southeast of Gomel. In the early 1960s it was flying Tupolev Tu-16R aircraft. The airfield was renovated in 1963. It received the Tu-22R around 1966, and by 1967 had 24 based there. The reconnaissance aircraft were tasked with operations in the Baltic and northern Europe. From 1973 into the 1980s pilots from Libya and Iraq trained in the Tu-22 here. The Tu-22 units were disbanded in 1994 and the aircraft sent to Engels-2 for disposal.
Pribytki was home to 290 Gv ODRAP (290th Guards Long Range Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment) flying Tu-16R from the early 1960s to 1994 and the Tu-22RDM from the 1960s to 1994; plus a number of Tu-22R aircraft. From 1960-80 the regiment was part of the 6th Heavy Bomber Aviation Corps, and from 1980-94, the 46th Air Army. (Holm)
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