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USSR Altenburg Nobitz

Last modified: 16 Feb 2020, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Germany    Region: THU

Locale: Nobitz

Latitude: 50° 58' 18" N     Longitude: 12° 32' 7" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

   
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Former USSR nuc tasked airbase Altenburg Nobitz (callsign: Proran) was used by interceptors first and later reroled into tactical fighterbombers. The base was subordinate to 61 GvIAK (Wittenberg) operating MiG-21s, 23s and 27s.

For immediate offensive action against NATO at the outbreak of a war, in the vincinity of most former offensive (nuc) tasked USSR airbases in E-Germany nuclear weapon storages were located like this one at, 50 58' 19" N, 12 32' 07" E. Well camouflaged in the woods at a distance of appx 2,5 kms from the base, consiting of Granite type mainbunkers holding 14 nuc TN-1000 free fall bombs each. The Granite type bunker was built of dirt covered curved concrete segments with overall length of 82 m and width of 44 m with 2 underground floors with the storage vaults, a loading dock, emergency powerunit, water and air purifying installations in the lowest floor. The floor above consisted a personnel shelter, heating, NBC filtering installations and the airlock. YouTube footage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuq0F6Ea9NQ

Former S125 Neva/SA3 site ((163 AD Msl Bde) at grid 5056'45"N 1226'47"E

MiG-19 Farmer http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/fmig19.aspx
MiG-21 Fishbed F/U http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/fmig21.aspx
MiG-27 Flogger D/J http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/fmig27.aspx



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