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Ivanovo Severny (also Ivanovo North or Zhukovka) is an air base in Russia located 6 km north of Ivanovo. It is a large transport operation airfield with hangars and significant tarmac space. The runway was built in 1935 and upgraded in 1965. The airfield received the Soviet Union's first Ilyushin Il-76 delivery on June 3, 1974.

Ivanovo Severny
Airport on winter
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorRussian Air Force
LocationIvanovo
Elevation AMSL449 ft / 137 m
Coordinates57°3′30″N 040°58′54″E / 57.05833°N 40.98167°E / 57.05833; 40.98167Coordinates: 57°3′30″N 040°58′54″E / 57.05833°N 40.98167°E / 57.05833; 40.98167
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 7,546 2,300 Concrete

US intelligence summaries from 1957 showed 25 Tupolev Tu-4 Bull bomber aircraft and 17 Lisunov Li-2 Cab aircraft operated at Ivanovo Severny.[1]

Ivanovo Severny was home to 81 VTAP (81st Military Transport Aviation Regiment) flying Il-76, An-12, and An-22 aircraft. It was decommissioned in 1998. It is also home to 2457 Air Base of SDRLO flying the Beriev A-50.[2]

It is not to be confused with the civilian Ivanovo Yuzhny Airport.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Airfield Activity in the USSR and Satellites, 2 October 1957, HTA-M36-57, CREST Document CIA-RDP78T04753A000300040010-6, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.
  2. ^ Butowski, Pyotr (2004). Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation. AIRtime Publishing, Inc.