Alexandrovo air base

Alexandrovo air base

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name = Ryazan Aleksandrovo
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operator = Russian Air Force
city-served = Ryazan
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Ryazan Alexandrovo (also given as Aleksandrovo and Protasovo) is an air base in Ryazan Oblast, Russia located km to mi|19 southeast of Ryazan. It was probably an attack aircraft base during the Cold War. During the 1990s, it housed Mi-8 and Mi-24 aircraft of the Russian Air Force. However, Google Earth high-resolution images accessed in 2006 show the airfield is vacated; no aircraft are seen.

Russian websites show the base is now home to the 86th Reserve Helicopter Base of the 16th Air Army under the Special Purpose Command of the Russian Air Force. 72 Mi-24s and 66 Mi-8s, plus 140 personnel, reportly comprise the base.


* - accessed January 2007

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