Nurmsi: Airfield

Koigi, Аэродром Нурмси

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The history of the Cold War airfields: Nurmsi
by Bert Kondruss
Coordinates: N585150 E0254356 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation: 225 ft

Location

Map with location of Nurmsi Airfield

General

Nurmsi is located in the center of Estonia. During the Cold War, there was a military auxiliary airfield. Today, the field is used by general aviation.

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet reserve airfield.

Situation

Nurmsi Airfield on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1973 (Source: ONC D-3 (1973), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin /PCL MC/)

Overview

Soviet Airfield Nurmsi, Estonia, on a US satellite image June 1975
Nurmsi Airfield on a US satellite image from June 1975 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Nurmsi Airfield, Estonia, on a US satellite image from July 1980
Nurmsi Airfield on a US satellite image from July 1980 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Runways

  • 14/32: 4000 m x 255 m Grass

Installations

Long grass runway; parallel taxiways and parking areas, partly separated from the runway by trees.

Today

Usage

General aviation.

Sources

Links

  • http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=34216&page=10 (offline): Аварии и катастрофы военной авиации СССР - Crash of a Il-28 at Nurmsi airfield 21jan1972.

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