Dyagilevo (air base)
|Dyagilevo Air Base|
|IATA: - – ICAO: UUBD|
|Operator||Russian Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||440 ft / 134 m|
|Coordinates||54°38′30″N 039°34′18″E / 54.64167°N 39.57167°ECoordinates: 54°38′30″N 039°34′18″E / 54.64167°N 39.57167°E|
In 1955 it was only one of 6 Soviet bases capable of handling the Myasishchev M-4 bomber. In 1967 it had 7 Tupolev Tu-22 used for training. In 1973 it received 2 Tu-22M0 aircraft. It was also home to 43 TsBPiPLS (43rd Center for Combat Application and Training of Air Crew) which included the Tu-22M, Tu-95MS, and Tu-134UBL trainer. In 1985 the 49 TBAP (49th Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment) arrived at Dyagilevo, flying Tu-22M and Tu-95 aircraft and eventually converting into an ITBAP (training regiment). The 49th Regiment was part of the 43rd Centre, and eventually disbanded in 1997.
Units stationed at Dyagilevo c. 2004
- 43rd Centre for Combat Application and Training of Air Crew - operating Tu-22 and Tu-95
- 203rd Independent Orel Air Regiment of Guards (Air Tankers) - operating Il-78 and Il-78M. Formed 6 July 1941 at Monino near Moscow as the 412th Aviation Regiment, with TB-7 (Pe-8) heavy bombers. Renamed 432 AP several weeks later. Renamed 25 AP DD of Guards 19 September 1943. 1230 AP (SZ) renamed 203 OAP (SZ) 1 December 1994.
- Gordon, Yefim (1999). Tupelov Tu-22 'Blinder' Tu-22M 'Backfire'. Midland Publishing. ISBN 1-85780-065-6.
- Butowski, Pyotr (Summer 2004). International Air Power Review : Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation. AIRtime Publishing, Inc.
- Michael Holm, 49th Instructor Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment, accessed August 2012.