Alternate namesBelushya (US), Rogachvo
Location9 km NE Belaya
Coordinates71° 37.0' N 52° 28.7' E (71.6167,52.4783)
Elevation295 m (968 ft)
Runway16/34 2500x40 m (8202x131 ft) 003-183°T (CONC)

Comments and historyA major air base, by far the largest on Novaya Zemlya Island. It is under the control of Arctic Control Group for use as a possible staging base for intercontinental bomber flights. It is primarily an interceptor base, home to 641 Gv IAP. It originally flew Yak-28P Firebar interceptors, but upgraded in the 1980s to 32 Su-27 interceptor aircraft. It also had 2 Mi-8 helicopters in 1991. The 641 Gv IAP (Su-27) was transferred from Rogachevo to Afrikanda in September 1993 .

Mapping linksGoogle Earth -,52.4783&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) -,52.4783&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=71.6167,52.4783
Google Maps (sat) -,52.4783&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=71.6167,52.4783
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Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: Google Earth
Elevation data: Department of Defense / Tactical Pilotage Chart (TPC) (2002 edition)
Runway data: Google Earth
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