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Tengah (WSAT)

Last modified: 17 Jul 2017, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Singapore    Region: Jurong

Latitude: 1° 22' 47" N     Longitude: 103° 42' 39" E

Area use / Military Branches: Airbase

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Tengah military airfield (ICAO: WSAT). Former RAF Tengah was from 1952-1968 home for several RAF, RAAF and RNZAF units operating De Havilland Venom FB.4's, De Havilland Vampire T.11's, English Electric Canberra B.2's, English Electric Lightning F.6's, Hawker Hunters and Gloster Javelins. From 1962-1970 RAF also deployed a permanent bomber detachment consisting of 8 of Handley Page Victor bombers; later replaced by 6 Avro Vulcan B.1's According to declassified British MoD documents between 1962-1971 48x 'Red Beard' nuc bombs had been stored in a Spec Ammo Storage at grid 123'23"N, 10343'2"E for possible use by the V bomber force detachment. RAF ceased ops in 1971 and Tengah was handed over to the Singapore Airdefence Command in 1973.

Currently the airfield houses Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeyes and the Lockheed F-16C/D Fighting Falcons. Tengah's reserve storage includes some 60 units of A-4SU Super Skyhawks capable of laser-guided bombings and air defence as these were retired in 2005 from active combat squadrons.

Tengah airbase http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/atozlistings/air_force/assets/airbases_and_squadrons/tengah.html
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye http://www.combataircraft.com/en/Military-Aircraft/Grumman/E-2-Hawkeye/
Lockheed F-16C/D http://www.combataircraft.com/en/Military-Aircraft/Lockheed-Martin/F-16C/D-Fighting-Falcon/
A-4SU Super Skyhawk http://www.combataircraft.com/en/Military-Aircraft/Boeing/A-4-Skyhawk/

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