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Gromovo (Russian: Гро́мово; Finnish: Sakkola) is a settlement in Priozersky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located 18 km northwest of Sosnovo, and a station of the Saint Petersburg-Kuznechnoye railway. Gromovo is situated on the northern shore of the Lake Sukhodolskoye, Karelian Isthmus. Until the Winter War and the Continuation War, it had been the administrative center of the Sakkola municipality of Finland. It hosts an interceptor aircraft base, which is an old, small fighter airfield with a crude runway extension from 2,000 to 2,500 m. It was home to the 180th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment PVO (180 GvIAP) which flew Mikoyan MiG-31 aircraft as late as 1991.[1] It is located only 90 km north of Saint Petersburg (Leningrad).

Gromovo
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Elevation AMSL 230 ft / 70 m
Coordinates 60°42′48″N 030°6′42″E / 60.71333°N 30.11167°E / 60.71333; 30.11167 (Gromovo airport)Coordinates: 60°42′48″N 030°6′42″E / 60.71333°N 30.11167°E / 60.71333; 30.11167 (Gromovo airport)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8,202 2,500 Concrete

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  1. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI. 

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