Alternate namesAlakurtti
Location3 km NW Alakurtti
Coordinates66° 58.6' N 30° 21.0' E (66.9767,30.3500)
Elevation565 m (1854 ft)
Runway2200x44 m (7218x144 ft) 131-311°T (CONC)

Comments and historyDuring the 1950s Alakurtti was suspected by the CIA as being the most likely candidate for development of a major strategic bomber base; this did not occur and Olenegorsk became the primary bomber base. It was home to 4th Naval Bomber Regiment flying Su-24 aircraft. Helicopter services were provided by 85 or 485 OVP flying Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters.

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Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: CAICA
Elevation data: Department of Defense / Tactical Pilotage Chart (TPC) (2004 edition)
Runway data: CAICA
ICAO identifier assignment: CAICA

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