Country: Czech Republic
Latitude: 49° 16' 37" N Longitude: 14° 30' 11" E
Area use / Military Branches: 15th Engineer Bde
Former Warsaw pact airbase Bechyně was homebase of 9 SLP operating MiG-17 (1958-1966), 19 (1967-1979) and 21's (1979-1990) during the cold war.
MiG-17 Fresco http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/fmig17.aspx
MiG-19 Farmer http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/fmig19.aspx
MiG-21 Fishbed http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/fmig21.aspx
Base has been decommissioned, taken over by Army and is current home of
- 15th Engineer Regiment. It provides the engineer support to task forces and in the framework of the host nation support, it is responsible for explosive ordnance disposal within the territory of the Czech Republic and rescue activities.
-- 151st Engineer Battalion
-- 155th Rescue Battalion
-- 156th Rescue Battalion
-- 157th Rescue Battalion
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