Lielvārde: Air Base

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CoordinatesN564645 E0245114 (WGS84) Google Maps
Location indicatorEVGA
Map with location of Lielvārde Air Base
The history of the Cold War airfields: Lielvārde
by Bert Kondruss

General

Lielvārde is located in the center of Latvia. The airfield is north of the city. During the Cold War, Lielvārde was an air base of the Soviet Air Force. Today, it is still used as a military aerodrome.

During the Cold War

Usage

Soviet Air Force base, built in the 1970s.

Units

Occupation by Soviet units (courtesy of "Unter dem Radar"):
  • September 1979 - July 1981: 899th Fighter Regiment (899-й ИАП, MiG-21bis)
  • July 1981 - April 1993: 899th Fighter Bomber Regiment (MiG-21bis, MiG-21SMT, MiG-27D, MiG-23UB)
  • 1981 - July 1993: HQ of a Fighter Bomber Division

Today

Usage

Military aerodrome.
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