Olomouc: Airfield Neředín

Letiště Olomouc, Olmütz-Neredin, Аэродром Оломоуц

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CoordinatesN493517 E0171228 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 853 ft
Location indicatorLKOL
Map with location of Olomouc Neředín Airfield, Czech Republic
The history of the Cold War airfields: Olomouc
by Bert Kondruss

During World War II

Usage until 1945

Flugplatz Olmütz-Neredin

During the Cold War

In the 1960s

Overview

Olomouc Airfield, Czechia, on a US satellite image 1966
Olomouc Airfield on a US satellite image from 18 August 1966 - The viewing direction is approximately west. The picture shows 1 plane and about 17 helicopters. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Aircraft and helicopters
Enlargement: Aircraft and helicopters (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Barracks
Barracks in the northern corner (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Eastern part
Eastern part (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

In the 1970s

Situation

Olomouc Airfield on a map 1973
Olomouc Airfield 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)

Additional information

US satellite interpretation March - May 1973:
Status: operational
3 Mi-4 HOUND, 6 Mi-1/Mi-2 HARE/HOPLITE
18 Anti-Aircraft Artillery pieces
1 FLAP WHEEL (probably)

In the 1980s and early 1990s

Usage

Soviet helicopter base.

Overview

Olomouc Neredin Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1980
Southern part of Olomouc Airfield on a US satellite image from 25 August 1980 - At this time, the motorway to the west of the field does not yet exist. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 711 "PM"

Radio communication

Call sign "PRUJAKUM" (ПРУЯКУМ) or "PRUZKUM" (198x).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 280" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

??? Mi-6, Mi-8, Mi-17 (1990)

Today

Usage

General aviation.

Images

The following pictures were taken in October 2010.
Buildings in the north of the Olomouc airfield, Czech Republic
Buildings in the north of the airfield
These old halls have since been demolished
These old halls have since been demolished
At the western end, near the motorway
At the western end, near the motorway
Looking approximately northeast
Looking approximately northeast
Movement area, Olomouc airfield
Movement area
Remains of the Czech Air Force MiG-21UM 3051
Remains of the Czech Air Force MiG-21UM 3051
Hall at the northern tip of the airfield
Hall at the northern tip of the airfield
Road on the east side of the airfield
Road on the east side of the airfield
Viewing direction approximately north
Viewing direction approximately north
Former parking areas for helicopters
Former parking areas for helicopters
At the eastern edge
At the eastern edge
Hangars
Hangars
Buildings
Buildings

Sources

Bibliography

  • Ries, Karl; Dierich, Wolfgang: "Fliegerhorste und Einsatzhäfen der Luftwaffe" Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, 1993 - Allied map from 194x
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