Mys Shmidta
Мыс Шмидта

Alternate namesShmidt Cape, Mys Schmidia
Location3 km SE Mys Shmidta
Coordinates68° 52.1' N 179° 22.5' W (68.8683,-179.3750)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Runway14/32 2500x60 m (8202x197 ft) 153-333°T (CONC)

Comments and historyMajor airfield with 1100 x 80 m concrete tarmac. Gravel overrun suggests runway was to eventually be extended to 3000 m. Operated by OGA (Arctic Control Group), this is an arctic staging base for intercontinental bomber flights. In the spring of 1952, CIA reports inicated that the Soviet Union was operating the TU-4 (a strategic bomber based on a re-engineered B-29 Superfortress) from both Mys Shmidta and Provideniya. An alternate source lists the airfield as having been constructed in 1954.

Mapping linksGoogle Earth -,-179.3750&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) -,-179.3750&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=68.8683,-179.3750
Google Maps (sat) -,-179.3750&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=68.8683,-179.3750
Wikimapia - (Russian viewing recommended)
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Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: Google Earth
Elevation data:
Runway data: Google Earth
ICAO identifier assignment: CAICA, Department of Defense / Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIF)

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