Shaykovka (air base)

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Kirov Shaykovka
авиабаза Шайковка
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Kirov, Kaluga Oblast
Elevation AMSL 666 ft / 203 m
Coordinates 54°13′36″N 034°22′18″E / 54.22667°N 34.37167°E / 54.22667; 34.37167Coordinates: 54°13′36″N 034°22′18″E / 54.22667°N 34.37167°E / 54.22667; 34.37167
Website http://airforce.ru/show/shajkovka2008/index.html
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8,202 2,500 Concrete


Shaykovka (Russian: Шайковка; State airfields index: ЬУБЙ), also given variously as Kirov Shaykovka, Anisovo Gorod, Anisovo Gorodishche, Shaykovo, Shajkovka, Gorodische, Chaikovka, is an air base in Kaluga Oblast, Russia located 17 km north of Kirov, Kaluga Oblast. It is a large airfield with hangars and an extensive alert area for fighters. Appears the runway overrun was being built to extend the runway to 3000 m. In 2000, Tupolev Tu-160, Tu-95MS, and Tu-22M3 aircraft operated out of this base during a training exercise. The Natural Resources Defense Council listed the base as a nuclear site in a study.

Units stationed here have included the 73rd gv. iap (73-й гв. иап: гвардейский истребительный авиационный полк - 73rd Guards Interceptor Aviation Regiment) flying MiG-29 aircraft in the 1990s and 2000s; and the 52nd gv. tbap (152-й гв. тбап: гвардейский тяжелый бомбардировочный авиаполк - 52nd Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment) flying Tupolev Tu-16 bombers, taking on 19 Tupolev Tu-22M aircraft starting in 1982,[1] and transitioning to an ITBAP (Instructor Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment) in 1989.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dal'nyaya Aviatsiya". Aviabaza KPOI. 

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