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Levashovo
Levashovo, Saint Petersburg in Russia
Ilyushin aircraft at Levashovo, 22 September 2007
Levashovo is located in Saint Petersburg
Levashovo
Levashovo
Shown within Saint Petersburg
Levashovo is located in Russia
Levashovo
Levashovo
Levashovo (Russia)
Coordinates60°5′12″N 030°11′36″E / 60.08667°N 30.19333°E / 60.08667; 30.19333
TypeAir Base
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
OperatorRussian Aerospace Forces
Controlled by6th Air and Air Defence Forces Army
Site history
Built1960 (1960)
In use1960 - present
Airfield information
IdentifiersICAO: ULLV
Elevation18 metres (59 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
08/26 2,500 metres (8,202 ft) Concrete

Levashovo (also Levashevo) is an air base located to the southwest of Levashovo, within the northern limits of the federal subject of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The base is home to the 33rd Independent Composite Aviation Regiment.[1]

It houses mostly small transport planes mostly belonging to 549 AB (549th Air Base), most notably the Antonov An-12, Antonov An-26, and Tupolev Tu-134, along with Mi-6 and Mi-8 helicopters.

The 549th Air Base has seen many redesignations since being activated in 1942 as the 6th independent Transport Aviation Unit.[2]

The unit has been based at Levashevo since 1960. Aircraft in service have included the Mi-1, Mi-2, Mi-4, Mi-6 (Mi-6VPK and Mi-22 in the 1980s), Mi-8, Li-2, Il-14, An-2, An-14, An-12, An-24/26, Tu-124, Tu-134, 1981-, and the Ilyushin Il-22 from 1981. In 2000, according to the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty data exchange, the unit had 37 Mi-8 and some An-12. In 2009, the unit had two Tu-134s, 6 An-26, 5 An-12 and 5 Mi-8.

The unit has been part of:

References

  1. ^ "Russian Air Force - Levashovo ( )". Scramble.nl. Retrieved 8 December 2022.
  2. ^ Michael Holm, 138th independent Mixed Aviation Regiment, accessed August 2011