Kilpajarvi
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Alternate namesKilpyavr (US), Kilp-Yavr, Kil'p-Yar, Kilp-Yar, Polyarn'y, Polyarnyy
Location30 km NW Murmansk
CountryRU
Coordinates69° 5.7' N 32° 24.1' E (69.0950,32.4017)
Elevation76 m (249 ft)
Runway03/21 2490x45 m (8169x148 ft) 044-224°T (CONC)
UsageMilitary

Comments and historySmall interceptor base operated by 941 IAP and possibly 9 IAP. The airfield initially operated MiG-19, Su-9, and MiG-23M during the 1960s. It saw an upgrade to 38 Su-27 aircraft starting in 1985. It should be noted that Polyarny is also the name of an airfield at Yakutsk. Satellite imagery taken around 2003 showed numerous fighter jets based at this airfield.
   

Mapping linksGoogle Earth - http://maps.google.com/maps?&q=69.0950,32.4017&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=69.0950,32.4017&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=69.0950,32.4017
Google Maps (sat) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=69.0950,32.4017&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=69.0950,32.4017
Wikimapia - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=69.0950&lon=32.4017&z=14&l=1&m=b (Russian viewing recommended)
Geohack - http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php?params=69.0950_N_32.4017_E_type:city

Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: Google Earth
Elevation data: Department of Defense / Tactical Pilotage Chart (TPC) (2000 edition)
Runway data: Google Earth
ICAO identifier assignment:


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