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CoordinatesN500717 E0143237 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 939 ft
Location indicatorLKKB
Airfield IdPunkt 420
Map with location of Prague Kbely Air Base, Czech Republic
The history of the Cold War airfields: Praha
by Bert Kondruss

During World War II

Usage

Prag-Gbell air base.

During the Cold War

Usage

Military air base: transport aircrafts. Delivery of MiG-21 and helicopters for maintenance at Letňany.

Situation

Praha Kbely Air Base on a map 1973
Praha Kbely 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)

Runways

  • 06/24: 2000 m x 45 m Asphalt

Radio communication

The radio call sign of the airfield was "KARBID" (198x).
According to western signals intelligence (SIGINT), the airfield was also called "Navigacni Punkt 420" by the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Units

3 DLP "T.G. Masaryka": An-24V, Mi-8T, Mi-8P, L-410T, UVP, Tu-134A, Tu-154B-2, Yak-40 (1990)

Today

Usage

Military airfield.

Bibliography

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