Rogachevo (air base)

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Airport typeMilitary
OperatorRussian Air Force
Elevation AMSL272 ft / 83 m
Coordinates71°37′0″N 052°28′42″E / 71.61667°N 52.47833°E / 71.61667; 52.47833Coordinates: 71°37′0″N 052°28′42″E / 71.61667°N 52.47833°E / 71.61667; 52.47833
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 8,202 2,500 Concrete

Rogachevo (recorded in various sources as Belushya, Rogachvo, or Rogatschovo) is a military air base on Novaya Zemlya, Russia located near the settlement of Rogachevo, 9 km northeast of Belushya Guba. It was originally used as a staging base for intercontinental Long Range Aviation bomber flights (as a so-called 'bounce' airdrome). The base developed an interceptor role during the 1960s, partly to deter SR-71 operations in the Arctic region.

Rogachevo's primary operating unit is the 641 Gv IAP (641st Guards Interceptor Aviation Regiment). It used Yak-28P (Firebar) aircraft, then received the Su-27 (Flanker) in 1985. It is possible that in 1993 the unit may have dispersed to Afrikanda. During the 1970s Tu-128 (Fiddler) aircraft deployed frequently to Rogachevo from southern locales. Around 1990 MiG-31 (Foxhound) aircraft were deployed on occasion. Rogachevo was largely tied to its rear air station, Naryan-Mar Airport. In 2017, Russia finished new construction on the air base focused on updating technology and adding more social infrastructure.


The name “Amderma-2” was assigned to the aerodrome during the Soviet period in order to observe the secrecy regime (in fact, from Rogachevo to the Amderma village about 400 km).

From 1972 and at the aerodrome was based ”” 641st Guards Vilensky Order of the Kutuzov Third Class Fighter Aviation Regiment[1]. From 1964 to 1988 and the regiment was armed with interceptor fighters Yak-28P[2], from 1987 and the rearmament of the new fighters began Su-27.[3][4] In 1993, the regiment was relocated to the airfield Afrikanda, where it was combined with the 431st IAP. On their base was September 1 1993 and the 470th Guards Vilna Order of Kutuzov Fighter Aviation Regiment was formed.


Until 2012, twice a week, the airline “Nordavia” operated a passenger flight Arkhangelsk (Talagi) - Amderma-2 - Arkhangelsk (Talagi) by plane An-24.[5]

From November 5, 2015, Aviastar Petersburg operates passenger and cargo flights along the route Arkhangelsk (Talagi) - Amderma-2 - Arkhangelsk (Talagi) on airplanes An-24 and An- 26

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  1. ^ Until January 10, 1949, it was called” [ [63rd Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment | 63rd Guards Vilna Order of the Kutuzov Third Class Fighter Aviation Regiment]]
  2. ^ Yak-28P
  3. ^ Historical Help Error in Webarchive template: Invalid URL.
  4. ^ "Hot sky" of the cold war "." Part 3
  5. ^ Airport Schedule Arkhangelsk

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