Zavitinsk
Zavitinsk, Amur Oblast in Russia
Zavitinsk is located in Amur Oblast
Zavitinsk
Zavitinsk
Shown within Amur Oblast
Zavitinsk is located in Russia
Zavitinsk
Zavitinsk
Zavitinsk (Russia)
Coordinates50°11′30″N 129°30′12″E / 50.19167°N 129.50333°E / 50.19167; 129.50333
TypeAir Base
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
OperatorRussian Air Force
Site history
Built1946 (1946)
In use1946 - 1994 (1994)
Airfield information
Elevation276 metres (906 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
16/34 3,000 metres (9,843 ft) Concrete

Zavitinsk is an air base in Amur Oblast, Russia, located 9 km northeast of Zavitinsk. It was a major nuclear bomber base of the Long Range Aviation (a sister of Ukrainka). A revetment area exists on the far side of runway with 18 large stands.

The regiment initially used the Ilyushin Il-4 between 1942 and 1951, then the Tupolev Tu-4 (NATO: Bull) betwene 1951 and 1957.

It began operating the Tupolev Tu-16 (NATO: Badger) aircraft late in the 1960s, serving a close/medium range facility as opposed to its long-range sister base Ukrainka.

Units stationed at Zavitinsk included:

The 303rd was formed 1941 as the 303rd Long-Range Bomber Aviation Regiment. In 1946, it was renamed the 303rd Bomber Aviation Regiment, and in 1951, renamed 303rd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment. It was part of the 84th Heavy Bomber Aviation Corps and then the 55th Heavy Bomber Aviation Division. It was disbanded 1994.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Dal'nyaya Aviatsiya". Aviabaza KPOI. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011.
  2. ^ "303rd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment". Soviet Armed Forces 1945-1991. Retrieved 19 December 2022.