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Yugorsk Sovetsky
Yugorsk-2
Komsomolskiy
Yugorsk, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug in Russia
Yugorsk Sovetsky is located in Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug
Yugorsk Sovetsky
Yugorsk Sovetsky
Shown within Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug
Yugorsk Sovetsky is located in Russia
Yugorsk Sovetsky
Yugorsk Sovetsky
Yugorsk Sovetsky (Russia)
Coordinates61°16′6″N 063°8′18″E / 61.26833°N 63.13833°E / 61.26833; 63.13833
TypeAir Base
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
OperatorRussian Air Force
Site history
Built1952 (1952)
In use1952 - 1998 (1998)
Airfield information
IdentifiersICAO: XSSJ
Elevation114 metres (374 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
14/32 <2,500 metres (8,202 ft) Concrete

Yugorsk Sovetsky (also Pionerskiy, Komsomolskiy-2, or Yugorsk-2) is an air base in Russia located 11 km southwest of Yugorsk.

The 763rd Fighter Aviation Regiment (763 IAP PVO) was formed here in 1952 and initially used the Yakovlev Yak-9 until 1953 when it was replaced by the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis (NATO: Fagot). This was replaced by the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (NATO: Fresco) in 1957, being used until 1966. The Yakovlev Yak-25 (NATO: Flashlight) was used between 1955 and 1966 by one squadron. The MiG17 was replaced by the Yakovlev Yak-28P (NATO: Firebar) in 1966 and in turn this was replaced by the Mikoyan MiG-31 (NATO: Foxhound) interceptor in 1983.[1]

The regiment was disbanded in 1998.[2] A Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (NATO: Foxbat) is on display in the town of Yugorsk.

Currently the airfield is used for general aviation service to Yugorsk.

See also

References

  1. ^ "763rd Fighter Aviation Regiment PVO". Soviet Armed Forces 1945-1991. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Памятники и монументы города Югорск". Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2012-12-01.