Shatalovo (air base)

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Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Pochinok (town)
Elevation AMSL 192 ft / 59 m
Coordinates 54°20′24″N 032°28′24″E / 54.34000°N 32.47333°E / 54.34000; 32.47333Coordinates: 54°20′24″N 032°28′24″E / 54.34000°N 32.47333°E / 54.34000; 32.47333
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8,202 2,500 Concrete

Shatalovo (also given as Pochinok, Satalovo, and Shatoalovo) is an air base in Smolensk Oblast, Russia located 8 km south of Pochinok. It is a large hardened air base with pads for 19 bombers and 15 fighters in addition to a small amount of tarmac space. It is a nuclear bomber base according to a Natural Resources Defense Council study.

The 32nd Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment was stationed at the base from 1968 to 1989. It disbanded on 30 June 1989.[1] It was part of the 9th Fighter Aviation Division headquartered at Kubinka.

Shatalovo was home to 164 ORAP (164th Independent Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment) flying MiG-25 and Su-24 aircraft and 47 Gv ORAP (47th Guards Independent Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment) flying MiG-25RB aircraft.[2] It was also used by 1046 TsBP i PLS (1046th Aircrew Combat Training and Retraining Centre) flying 17 MiG-25, 14 Su-17C, and 13 Su-24 aircraft in 1991.[3]

In World War II, the German Luftwaffe maintained two airfields at Shatalovo, "Shatalovka-East" (54°22′10″N 32°32′10″E / 54.36944°N 32.53611°E / 54.36944; 32.53611) and "Shatalovka-West" (54°20′20″N 32°28′30″E / 54.33889°N 32.47500°E / 54.33889; 32.47500).


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  2. ^ Butowski, Pyotr (2004). Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation. AIRtime Publishing, Inc. 
  3. ^ "37 Vozdushnaya Armiya VGK".