Tiksi North Air Base

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Tiksi North
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Summary
Airport typeMilitary
Operator Russian Air Force
LocationTiksi
Elevation  AMSL 66 [1]  ft / 20 [1]  m
Coordinates 72°2′18″N128°28′18″E / 72.03833°N 128.47167°E / 72.03833; 128.47167 Coordinates: 72°2′18″N128°28′18″E / 72.03833°N 128.47167°E / 72.03833; 128.47167
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Tiksi North
Shown within Sakha Republic
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Tiksi North
Tiksi North (Russia)
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Direction LengthSurface
ftm
17/35 [1] 11,483 [1] 3,500 [1]

Tiksi North is a former Russian military airfield located 41 km north of Tiksi in Bulunsky District, Sakha Republic. [1] Described as a ghost airfield, its probable use was either as a diversion or dispersal airfield for Soviet bombers. [1] It was likely abandoned sometime in the early 1960s. [1]

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References

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