České Budějovice: Air Base

Letiště České Budějovice, Planá

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CoordinatesN485647 E0142539 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 1417 ft
Location indicatorLKCS, LKPD
Map with location of České Budějovice Air Base, Czech Republic
The history of the Cold War airfields: České Budějovice
by Bert Kondruss

Location of airfield

6 km southwest of České Budějovice.

During World War II

Usage

Budweis airfield.

Situation

České Budějovice Air Base on a map 1944
České Budějovice Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1944 (Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA)

During the Cold War

Usage

Air base.

In the 1950s

Images

The following pictures of the airfield probably date from 1958 and were taken for the CIA.
Building
Building (Source: CIA)
Building
Building (Source: CIA)
Hangar
Hangar (Source: CIA)
Building
Building (Source: CIA)

In the 1970s

Situation

České Budějovice Air Base, Czech Republic, on a map 1973
České Budějovice Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1973 (Source: ONC E-3 (1973), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

  • 09/27: 2500 m x 60 m

Radio beacons

  • LOM: 402 "RA"
  • LMM: 155 "R"

Radio communication

The radio call sign of the airfield was "RENTA" (198x).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 100" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

1 SLP "Zvolensky": L-39ZA, MiG-23MF/ML/UB (1990)

Today

Usage

Airfield.
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