Greem Bell

Alternate namesSUMAT (Waypoint)
Locationat Ostrov Greem-Bell
Coordinates81° 10.0' N 64° 35.0' E (81.1667,64.5833)
Elevation9 m (30 ft)
Runway2125x? m (6972x0 ft) 015-195°T

Comments and historyGreem Bell is the northernmost airfield in the world that regularly handles jet aircraft. It operates under the authority of OGA (Arctic Control Group). It appears to have been constructed in the late 1950s to guard the north approaches to Novaya Zemlya against reconnaissance flights, or as a front-line interceptor base for incoming American bombers. Four Tu-128 long-range interceptors belonging to 72 GV AP (from Amderma) were based here in 1979.

Mapping linksGoogle Earth -,64.5833&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) -,64.5833&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=81.1667,64.5833
Google Maps (sat) -,64.5833&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=81.1667,64.5833
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Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: CAICA
Elevation data: Department of Defense / Tactical Pilotage Chart (TPC)
Runway data: Department of Defense / Tactical Pilotage Chart (TPC)
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