Vasylkiv Air Base

airport in Vasylkiv, Ukraine

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Vasylkiv
Ensign of the Ukrainian Air Force.svg
Vasylkiv, Kyiv Oblast in Ukraine
MiG-29-2008-Vasylkiv.jpg
Vasylkiv is located in Kyiv Oblast
Vasylkiv
Vasylkiv
Shown within Ukraine
Vasylkiv is located in Ukraine
Vasylkiv
Vasylkiv
Vasylkiv (Ukraine)
Coordinates50°14′0″N 030°18′0″E / 50.23333°N 30.30000°E / 50.23333; 30.30000Coordinates: 50°14′0″N 030°18′0″E / 50.23333°N 30.30000°E / 50.23333; 30.30000
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
OperatorUkrainian Air Force
Controlled byAir Command Central
Site history
In useUnknown - present
Battles/wars2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Airfield information
IdentifiersICAO: UKKW
Elevation205 metres (673 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
13/31 2,465 metres (8,087 ft) Concrete

Vasylkiv (also Vasyl'kiv) is an air base of the Ukrainian Air Force located near Vasylkiv, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine.

The base is home to the 40th Tactical Aviation Brigade.[1]

Units stationed at Vasylkiv included the 146th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (146 Gv IAP) flying 41 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25PD aircraft.[2] The regiment arrived at the base in 1950. The regiment was subordinate to the 19th Air Defence Division, which was reorganised as the 49th Air Defence Corps in June 1989. Both formations were part of the 8th Air Defence Army. The regiment was taken over by Ukraine on 1 June 1992 and then disbanded 1 June 1993.[3]

The 92nd Red Banner Fighter Aviation Regiment arrived from Mukachevo (air base) in 1993, and was briefly stationed at the base before disbanding in 1994. The regiment was flying Mikoyan MiG-29s at the time.[4]

The air base was the focus of fighting during the Battle of Vasylkiv, part of the Kyiv offensive in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

References

  1. ^ "Ukraine Air Force". Scramble.nl. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI.
  3. ^ Michael Holm, 146th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment, accessed December 2012.
  4. ^ Michael Holm, [1], accessed December 2012.
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