Balbasovo Air Base

Balbasovo (also given as Balbasava, Bolbasovo, Orsha Southwest, and Orsha) is a long-range bomber air base in Belarus, located 11 km southwest of Orsha. It has a long runway, large tarmac area, and 30 large revetments. A remote revetment area contains 5 bomber pads and probably 5 fighter pads.

Airport typeMilitary
OperatorBelarus Air Force
Elevation AMSL620 ft / 189 m
Coordinates54°26′24″N 030°17′48″E / 54.44000°N 30.29667°E / 54.44000; 30.29667Coordinates: 54°26′24″N 030°17′48″E / 54.44000°N 30.29667°E / 54.44000; 30.29667
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,842 3,000 Concrete

It was home to 402 TBAP (402nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment) flying Tupolev Tu-22M3 (Backfire) aircraft as recently as 1991.[1] The 402 TBAP's division headquarters were 326 TBAD at Soltsy-2.


  1. ^ "Dal'nyaya Aviatsiya". Aviabaza KPOI.