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Tököl airfield

Last modified: 05 May 2014
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Country: Hungary    Region: Budapest

Locale: Tököl

Latitude: 47° 20' 48" N     Longitude: 18° 58' 37" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

   
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Former Soviet (Тёкёль) airbase.Callsign "BOLJANKA" (БОЛЖАНКА) hosted the Soviet 515 IAP.
The area at grid 47°21'2"N 18°58'51"E (4 shelters) had been used as a temporarily nuclear weapon storage (1971-1988)
Declassified docs revealed an average Soviet nuclear weapons stock between 100 and 180 in Hungary. Mostly freefall bombs. The main storages were at 2 locations: Kumadaras (appx 100) and Kiskunlacháza airbase (appx 80). Some former Soviet airbases also had small temporary nuc storages: Sármellék, Tököl and Debrecen airfield each 4 shelters.

Currently closed. Demolition of some facilities is in progress. Other facilities are used for storage.

Tokol photos http://www.panoramio.com/user/523610

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