Rzhev Air Base

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Airport type Military
Operator Russian Air Force
Location Rzhev
Elevation AMSL 636 ft / 194 m
Coordinates 56°15′36″N 034°24′30″E / 56.26000°N 34.40833°E / 56.26000; 34.40833Coordinates: 56°15′36″N 034°24′30″E / 56.26000°N 34.40833°E / 56.26000; 34.40833
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8,202 2,500 Concrete

Rzhev (Russian: Ржев) (also given as Ryev, Rzev, Rjzev) is an air base in Tver Oblast, Russia located 5 km east of Rzhev. It was a Tupolev Tu-128 depot airfield during the Cold War, operated by BKhAT (Aviation Equipment Storage Base).[1] The airfield also had an interceptor role during the 1960s and 1970s with the 23 IAP (23rd Interceptor Aviation Regiment) flying Sukhoi Su-9 jets. This regiment was disbanded in the 1980s but was resurrected a decade later at Dzemgi in the Russian Far East.


  1. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI.