Sabha Airbase

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Sabha Airbase

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Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerLibyan National Army
OperatorLibyan Air Force
LocationSabha, Libya
Occupants
Elevation AMSL1,414 ft / 431 m
Coordinates26°59′45″N 014°28′09″E / 26.99583°N 14.46917°E / 26.99583; 14.46917Coordinates: 26°59′45″N 014°28′09″E / 26.99583°N 14.46917°E / 26.99583; 14.46917
Map
Sabha Airbase is located in Libya
Sabha Airbase
Sabha Airbase
Location in Libya
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 11,758 3,583 Asphalt
06/24 4,455 1,357 Asphalt

Sabha Airbase (also called Tamanhent Airbase) is a Libyan Air Force base southeast of Sabha, Libya.[1]

The airport shares its runway with Sabha Airport.

History[edit]

It used to support the Tupolev Tu-22 bomber, these have been non-operational since at least 1992.[2]

Current use[edit]

Military[edit]

The base is home to the 1st and 1025th Squadrons of Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 fighter aircraft.

It was bombed by coalition aircraft during the 2011 Libyan civil war.[3]

Expansion[edit]

Google Earth shows the construction of 36 aircraft revetments in the South East corner.

MiG-25 fighter jets on the large rectangular tarmac in the south-west quadrant of the base.

Civilian[edit]

Libyan Airlines currently serve the airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pike, John. "Air Order of Battle". globalsecurity.org. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 June 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Gaddafi presses key rebel cities". BBC News. 24 March 2011. Archived from the original on 21 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.