Twenthe: Air Base

Vliegbasis Twenthe, Enschede Airport

For historical information only, do not use for navigation or aviation purposes!
CoordinatesN521633 E0065321 (WGS84) Google Maps
Elevation 114 ft
Location indicatorEHTW
Map with location of Twenthe Air Base, Netherlands
The history of the Cold War airfields: Twenthe
by Bert Kondruss

Usage

Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu) base

During World War II

Situation

Twenthe Air Base, Netherlands, on a map 1943
Twenthe Air Base in World War II on a US map from 1943 (Source: McMaster University Library Digital Archive, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 CC BY-NC 2.5 CA)

During the Cold War

In the 1950s

Situation

Map with Twenthe airfield, Netherlands, airways and restricted areas 1956
Twenthe airfield and surrounding airways and restricted areas on a map 1956

Lights

Red identification beacon with ident "TW"

Radio communication

  • Homer 117.9
  • Tower 117.9, 118.1, 121.5, 116.1, 119.7

During the 1960s

Runways

  • 06/24: 2440 m x 50 m
  • 12/30: 1553 m x 23 m

Lights

Identification beacon with ident TW at the northern side of the field,
Approach lights for runway 24

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 336 "TWN", at field, at the eastern side, near the control tower

Radio communication

  • Twenthe Approach Control 117.9
  • Twenthe Tower 136.35, 117.9, 357.1, 257.8

During the 1970s

Situation

Twenthe Air Base, Netherlands, on a map 1972
Twenthe Air Base on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1972 (Source: ONC E-2 (1972), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)

Radio beacons

  • TACAN: CH 44 "TWN", at field

Radio communication

  • Twenthe Approach 122.1, 268.3, 362.3
  • Twenthe GCA 123.3, 254.6
  • Twenthe Tower 122.1, 257.8, 297.4

During the 1980s and early 1990s

Runways

  • 06/24: 2406 m x 50 m Asphalt
  • 11/29: 1646 m x 25 m Asphalt

Radio beacons

  • NDB: 335.5 "TWN"
  • TACAN: CH 44 "TWN", at field

Radar

ASR, PAR

Radio communication

  • Approach 122.1, 268.3, 362.3
  • GCA 123.3, 122.1, 122.45, 254.6, 281.5, 344.0, 385.4
  • Tower 122.1, 119.7, 297.4, 257.8
  • Ground 250.7

Telephone

(053) 350705

Today

Usage

Closed.

Airfields in the vicinity

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