Tiksi West

Location9 km NW Tiksi
Coordinates71° 41.6' N 128° 40.7' E (71.6933,128.6783)
Elevation77 m (251 ft)
Runway3000x50 m (9842x164 ft) 058-238°T (ABANDONED)

Comments and historyThis appears to be a strategic airfield that was being developed in the 1950s but was abandoned. Declassified satellite imagery is poor but some frames from the early 1960s show that the Tiksi North airfield was in use, not Tiksi West.

Mapping linksGoogle Earth - http://maps.google.com/maps?&q=71.6933,128.6783&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=71.6933,128.6783&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=71.6933,128.6783
Google Maps (sat) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=71.6933,128.6783&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=71.6933,128.6783
Wikimapia - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=71.6933&lon=128.6783&z=14&l=1&m=b (Russian viewing recommended)
Geohack - http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php?params=71.6933_N_128.6783_E_type:city

Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: Google Earth
Elevation data: Google Earth
Runway data: Google Earth
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