Alternate namesAshkabad Northwest (US), Ak-tepe, Bezmain (US), Ashkabad Bezmain (US), Ashgabat Bezmain
Location18 km NW Ashkabad
Coordinates38° 0.7' N 58° 11.7' E (38.0117,58.1950)
Elevation280 m (919 ft)
Runway15/33 2641x45 m (8665x148 ft) 153-333°T (CONC)
Military units152 IAP (MiG-23M, 1991)[#1], (MiG-25PD) starting 1990, moved from Zaporozhye.

Comments and historySmall fighter base with reveted areas. MiG-23M piloted by V. Shkinder shot down Iranian CH-47C 7/21/78. U.S. Air Force presence, either at this base or at Ashkabad/Civil.

Mapping linksGoogle Earth - http://maps.google.com/maps?&q=38.0117,58.1950&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.0117,58.1950&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=38.0117,58.1950
Google Maps (sat) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.0117,58.1950&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=38.0117,58.1950
Wikimapia - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=38.0117&lon=58.1950&z=14&l=1&m=b (Russian viewing recommended)
Geohack - http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php?params=38.0117_N_58.1950_E_type:city

Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
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