Severomorsk-2

Summary

Severomorsk-2 (after 1965 Safonovo-1)
Severomorsk-2.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorRussian Navy
LocationSeveromorsk
Elevation AMSL253 ft / 77 m
Coordinates69°0′54″N 033°17′30″E / 69.01500°N 33.29167°E / 69.01500; 33.29167Coordinates: 69°0′54″N 033°17′30″E / 69.01500°N 33.29167°E / 69.01500; 33.29167
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 6,234 1,900 Asphalt

Severomorsk-2 (also Safonovo-1 (USSR), Murmansk Northeast (US)) is a naval air base in Murmansk Oblast, Russia located 7 km southwest of Severomorsk and just 11 km northeast of Murmansk. It is a relatively small airfield compared to nearby Severomorsk-1.

The primary operator of Severomorsk-2 (after 1965 Safonvo-1) has been 403 ODLAP (403rd Independent Long Range Aviation Regiment) operating Beriev Be-12PS search and rescue aircraft. However Google Earth high-resolution images show that the airbase is unattended and in a state of decay, and it is probable that this regiment may have been moved to Severomorsk-1 for efficiency purposes.

References

External links

  • RussianAirFields.com