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Ras Lanuf Oil Airport (ICAO: HLNF) is an airport in the Sirte District of Libya, located on the Mediterranean coast 227 kilometres (141 mi) south-southwest of Benghazi. Its primary use is the transportation of oilfield workers from production facilities in the area.

Ra's Lanuf Airport
Airport typePrivate
ServesRa's Lanuf, Libya
Elevation AMSL42 ft / 13 m
Coordinates30°30′00″N 18°31′35″E / 30.50000°N 18.52639°E / 30.50000; 18.52639Coordinates: 30°30′00″N 18°31′35″E / 30.50000°N 18.52639°E / 30.50000; 18.52639
HLNF is located in Libya
Location of the airport in Libya
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 1,100 3,609 Asphalt
18/36 1,925 6,316 Asphalt
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

The Ras Lanuf V40 non-directional beacon (Ident: VR) is located on the field.[3]


World War IIEdit

During World War II the airfield, then known as Hamraiet Airfield was used as a military airfield by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force 57th Fighter Group during the North African Campaign against Axis forces. The 57th flew P-40 Warhawks from the airfield between 3–19 January 1943 before moving forward with the British Eighth Army. [4]

Further readingEdit

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. 521 p. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Airport information for HLNF at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Google Maps - Ras Lanuf
  3. ^ "Ras Lanuf V40 NDB (VR) @ OurAirports". Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  4. ^   This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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