Armed Forces Overviews
East German Forces historical OrBat
East German Forces historical OrBat
September 1990

Ministerium für Nationale Verteidigung

Nationale Volksarmee (NVA) & Grenztruppen
Die Luftstreitkräfte/Luftverteidigung (LSK/LV) der NVA

Kommando Luftstreitkräfte/Luftverteidigung
HQ Strausberg

Su-22M-4 and UM-3K at Laage. The LSK/LV in its heyday. Weeks later it was all over.
Photo: Otger van der Kooij
Berlin/Schönefeld (ETBS)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 52°22'43"N 013°31'14"E
Elev: 157 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Transportfliegergeschwader 44
(TFG-44)
Arthur Pieck

IV.Transportfliegerstaffel/TFG-44
(IV.TFS/TFG-44)

Il-62M

Brandenburg/Briest (ETBT)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 52°26'15"N 012°27'14"E
Elev: 89 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Führungsorgan Front- und Militärtransportfliegerkräfte
(FO FMTK)

Transporthubschraubergeschwader 34
(THG-34)
Werner Seelenbinder

I.Transporthubschrauberstaffel/THG-34
(I.THS/THG-34)

Mi-8T


II.Transporthubschrauberstaffel/THG-34
(II.THS/THG-34)

Mi-8T
Offiziershochschule für Militärflieger
(OHS MF)
Otto Lilienthal

Hubschrauberausbildungsgeschwader 35
(HAG-35)
Lambert Horn

I.Hubschrauberstaffel/HAG-35
(I.HS/HAG-35)

Mi-2


II.Hubschrauberstaffel/HAG-35
(II.HS/HAG-35)

Mi-8PS
Mi-8T

Mi-8T 926 at Brandenburg-Briest.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
Mi-2 348 at Brandenburg/Briest
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
Cottbus (ETHT)
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 51°46'05"N 014°17'35"E
Elev: 223 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
1.Luftverteidigungsdivision
(1.LVD)

Verbindungsfliegerkette 31
(VFK-31)

An-2
Zlin 43
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Cottbus ICAO code should be ETCO, however for technical reasons we use the (incorrect) ETHT code which was used only after the re-unification.

An-2 455 at Cottbus
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
Zlin 43 20 visiting Holzdorf. It was based at Cottbus.
Photo: Stefan Goossens
Dresden/Klotzsche (ETDN)
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 51°07'58"N 013°46'02"E
Elev: 755 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Führungsorgan Front- und Militärtransportfliegerkräfte
(FO FMTK)

Transportfliegerstaffel 24
(TS-24)

An-26

Drewitz (ETDW)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 51°53'24"N 014°32'02"E
Elev: 266 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Führungsorgan Front- und Militärtransportfliegerkräfte
(FO FMTK)

Taktische Aufklärungsfliegerstaffel 87
(TAFS-87)

MiG-21M
MiG-21UM
Führungsorgan Front- und Militärtransportfliegerkräfte
(FO FMTK)

Jagdbomberfliegergeschwader 37
(JBG-37)
Klement Gottwald

I.Jagdbombenfliegerstaffel/JBG-37
(I.JBS/JBG-37)

MiG-23BN
MiG-23UB


II.Jagdbombenfliegerstaffel/JBG-37
(II.JBS/JBG-37)

MiG-23BN
MiG-23UB
The LSK/LV used the MiG-24BN designation for the MiG-23BN.

MiG-21UM 203 on the flight-line at Drewitz.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
MiG-23BN 712 receiving some attention on the main-gear at Drewitz.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
MiG-23UB 104 ready for action at Drewitz.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
Holzdorf (ETHF)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 51°46'04"N 013°10'03"E
Elev: 265 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
1.Luftverteidigungsdivision
(1.LVD)

Jagdfliegergeschwader 1
(JG-1)
Fritz Schmenkel

I.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-1
(I.JS/JG-1)

MiG-21MF
MiG-21UM


II.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-1
(II.JS/JG-1)

MiG-21SPS-K
MiG-21MF
MiG-21UM


III.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-1
(III.JS/JG-1)

MiG-21MF
MiG-21UM

Afterburner take-off from Holzdorf, MiG-21MF 511 just airborne.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
MiG-21UM 259 taxiing at Holzdorf.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
Kamenz (ETKM)
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 51°17'49"N 014°07'40"E
Elev: 501 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Offiziershochschule für Militärflieger
(OHS MF)
Otto Lilienthal

Transportfliegerausbildungsstaffel 45
(TAS-45)

An-2
L-410UVP
Zlin 43

L-410UVP-T 316 at Neubrandenburg but based at Kamenz with TAS-45.
Photo: Otger van der Kooij
Laage (ETLG)
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Führungsorgan Front- und Militärtransportfliegerkräfte
(FO FMTK)

Jagdbomberfliegergeschwader 77
(JBG-77)
Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher

I.Jagdbombenfliegerstaffel/JBG-77
(I.JBS/JBG-77)

Su-22M-4
Su-22UM-3K


II.Jagdbombenfliegerstaffel/JBG-77
(II.JBS/JBG-77)

Su-22M-4
Su-22UM-3K
Führungsorgan Front- und Militärtransportfliegerkräfte
(FO FMTK)

Marinefliegergeschwader 28
(MFG-28)
Paul Wieczoreck

I.Marinefliegerstaffel/MFG28
(I.MFS/MFG-28)

Su-22M-4
Su-22UM-3K


II.Marinefliegerstaffel/MFG28
(II.MFS/MFG-28)

Su-22M-4
Su-22UM-3K
In wartime MFG28 would report to the Kommando Volksmarine.

JBG-77 single seat Su-22M-4 605 at Laage.
Photo: Otger van der Kooij
Su-22UM-3K 127 at the JBG-77 flightline.
Photo: Otger van der Kooij
Neubrandenburg/Trollenhagen (ETNU)
Rwy: 09/27, HEL
Pos: 53°36'08"N 013°18'22"E
Elev: 229 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
3.Luftverteidigungsdivision
(3.LVD)

Verbindungsfliegerkette 33
(VFK-33)

An-2
Zlin 43
3.Luftverteidigungsdivision
(3.LVD)

Jagdfliegergeschwader 2
(JG-2)
Juri Gagarin

I.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-2
(I.JS/JG-2)

MiG-21M
MiG-21UM


II.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-2
(II.JS/JG-2)

MiG-21M
MiG-21UM


III.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-2
(III.JS/JG-2)

MiG-21M
MiG-21UM

Neuhardenberg/Marxwalde (ETWN)
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 52°36'47"N 014°14'33"E
Elev: 24 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
1.Luftverteidigungsdivision
(1.LVD)

Jagdfliegergeschwader 8
(JG-8)
Hermann Matern

I.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-8
(I.JS/JG-8)

MiG-21bis
MiG-21UM


II.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-8
(II.JS/JG-8)

MiG-21bis
MiG-21UM


III.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-8
(III.JS/JG-8)

MiG-21bis
MiG-21UM
Transportfliegergeschwader 44
(TFG-44)
Arthur Pieck

I.Transportfliegerstaffel/TFG-44
(I.TFS/TFG-44)

Tu-154M


II.Transportfliegerstaffel/TFG-44
(II.TFS/TFG-44)

Tu-134A


III.Transporthubschrauberstaffel/TFG-44
(III.TFS/TFG-44)

Mi-8S

Marxwalde housed the main part of the TFG-44 VIP fleet, Tu-134A 184 is sitting on the ramp, waiting for action.
Photo: George Kamp
Peenemünde
Rwy: 08/26, 14/32
Pos: 54°09'30"N 013°46'26"E
Elev: 7 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
3.Luftverteidigungsdivision
(3.LVD)

Zieldarstellungskette 33
(ZDK-33)

L-39V
L-39ZO
3.Luftverteidigungsdivision
(3.LVD)

Jagdfliegergeschwader 9
(JG-9)
Heinrich Rau

I.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-9
(I.JS/JG-9)

MiG-23ML


II.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-9
(II.JS/JG-9)

MiG-23MF
MiG-23UB


III.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-9
(III.JS/JG-9)

MiG-23ML

ZDK-33 used the L-39 for target towing duties. Two versions were in use, the L-39ZO, the basic training aircraft albeit modified for towing standard targets and the white/yellow L-39V purpose built target tow aircraft which had a cable-winch in the back-seat.
Photo: George Kamp
MiG-23ML 488 is "fully-armed" and on display at Peenemünde.
Photo: George Kamp
Proof of an LSK/LV aircraft actually carrying a badge, MiG-23ML 551 on the JG-9 flightline.
Photo: Otger van der Kooij
Preschen (ETNR)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 51°39'49"N 014°38'02"E
Elev: 314 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Führungsorgan Front- und Militärtransportfliegerkräfte
(FO FMTK)

Taktische Aufklärungsfliegerstaffel 47
(TAFS-47)

MiG-21M
MiG-21UM
1.Luftverteidigungsdivision
(1.LVD)

Jagdfliegergeschwader 3
(JG-3)
Wladimir Komarov

I.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-3
(I.JS/JG-3)

MiG-29A
MiG-29UB


II.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-3
(II.JS/JG-3)

MiG-29A
MiG-29UB


III.Jagdfliegerstaffel/JG-3
(III.JS/JG-3)

MiG-21MF-75
MiG-21UM

MiG-21M 579 in the take-off from Preschen.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
Preschen was the only fliegerhorst where the MiG-29s were based, MiG-29A 668 is seen taxiing.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
MiG-29UB 181 at Preschen.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
MiG-21MF-75 687 taxiing at Preschen.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
Rothenburg (ETRB)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 51°21'49"N 014°57'03"E
Elev: 517 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Offiziershochschule für Militärflieger
(OHS MF)
Otto Lilienthal

Fliegerausbildungsgeschwader 15
(FAG-15)
Heinz Kapelle

I.Fliegerstaffel/FAG-15
(I.FS/FAG-15)

MiG-21SPS
MiG-21SPS-K
MiG-21U
MiG-21UM/US


II.Fliegerstaffel/FAG-15
(II.FS/FAG-15)

MiG-21SPS
MiG-21SPS-K
MiG-21U
MiG-21UM/US


III.Fliegerstaffel/FAG-15
(III.FS/FAG-15)

MiG-21SPS
MiG-21SPS-K
MiG-21U
MiG-21UM/US


IV.Fliegerstaffel/FAG-15
(IV.FS/FAG-15)

MiG-21SPS
MiG-21SPS-K
MiG-21U
MiG-21UM/US


V.Fliegerstaffel/FAG-15
(V.FS/FAG-15)

MiG-21SPS
MiG-21SPS-K
MiG-21U
MiG-21UM/US


VI.Fliegerstaffel/FAG-15
(VI.FS/FAG-15)

MiG-21SPS
MiG-21SPS-K
MiG-21U
MiG-21UM/US

Serial is hard to see but it is 484 making this a MiG-21SPS-K, an older model MiG-21 of the second generation. Only front-line unit JG-1 still had a few examples, the other ones were used in the training role.
Photo: George Kamp
Strausberg (ETSB)
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 52°34'49"N 013°54'57"E
Elev: 252 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Führungsorgan Front- und Militärtransportfliegerkräfte
(FO FMTK)

Verbindungsfliegerstaffel 14
(VS-14)

An-2
L-410UVP
Zlin 43

An-2 469 visiting Holzdorf but probably based at Cottbus.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
East German Forces historical OrBat
September 1990

Ministerium für Nationale Verteidigung

Nationale Volksarmee (NVA) & Grenztruppen
Die Landstreitkräfte (LaSK) der NVA

Kommando Landstreitkräfte

Basepohl (ETBP)
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 53°44'37"N 012°56'38"E
Elev: 169 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Kommando Militärbezirk V

Kampfhubschraubergeschwader 5
(KHG-5)
Adolf von Lützow

I. Hubschrauberstaffel/KHG-5
(I.HS/KHG-5)

Mi-8TB


II. Hubschrauberstaffel/KHG-5
(II.HS/KHG-5)

Mi-24D


III. Hubschrauberstaffel/KHG-5
(III.HS/KHG-5)

Mi-24P


Hubschrauberstaffel der Führung und Aufklarung 5
(HSFA-5)

Mi-2
Mi-8PS
Mi-9
KHG-5 maintained several detachements:
FTK-432 at Gross Molzahn
FTK-613 at Athenstedt
FTK-614 at Altensalzwedel

Cottbus (ETCO)
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 51°46'05"N 014°17'35"E
Elev: 223 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Kommando Militärbezirk III

Kampfhubschraubergeschwader 3
(KHG-3)
Ferdinand von Schill

I. Hubschrauberstaffel/KHG-3
(I.HS/KHG-3)

Mi-8TB


II. Hubschrauberstaffel/KHG-3
(II.HS/KHG-3)

Mi-24D


Hubschrauberstaffel der Führung und Aufklarung 3
(HSFA-3)

Mi-2
Mi-8PS
Mi-9
KHG-3 maintained several detachements:
FTK-512 at Neuhaus-Steinheid
FTK-514 at Kreuzebra
GR-9 at Meiningen

Mi-8TB 938 at Cottbus
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
Mi-24D 524 at Cottbus
Photo: Otger van der Kooij
Mi-2 377 at Cottbus
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
Tatty looking Mi-9 407 at Cottbus
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
Also part of HSFA-3 was Mi-8PS 739.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
East German Forces historical OrBat
September 1990

Ministerium für Nationale Verteidigung

Nationale Volksarmee (NVA) & Grenztruppen
Die Volksmarine (VM) der NVA

Kommando Volksmarine

Stralsund/Parow
Rwy: 05/23 (grass), HEL
Pos: 54°20'09"N 013°02'36"E
Elev: 36 ft
Division/Geschwader Staffel/Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Marinehubschraubergeschwader 18
(MHG-18)
Kurt Barthel

I.Hubschrauberstaffel/MHG-18
(I.HS/MHG-18)

Mi-8PS
Mi-8T
Mi-8TB



II.Hubschrauberstaffel/MHG-18
(II.HS/MHG-18)

Mi-14PL


III.Hubschrauberstaffel/MHG-18
(III.HS/MHG-18)

Mi-14BT

1 Hubschrauberstaffel of MHG-18 operated several versions of the Mi-8 including Mi-8TB 808.
Photo: George Kamp
Air-to-air of II.HS/MHG-18 Mi-14PL 619.
Photo: George Kamp
Captured landing at homebase Parow, Mi-14BT 647 in marine blue with extra day-glow paint.
Photo: George Kamp
East German Forces historical OrBat
September 1990

Ministerium für Nationale Verteidigung

Nationale Volksarmee (NVA) & Grenztruppen
Die Grenztruppen (GT) der DDR

Kommando Grenztruppen

Nordhausen
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 51°29'21"N 010°46'50"E
Elev: 600 ft
Staffel Kette Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Hubschrauberstaffel 16
(HS-16)
Albert Kuntz

1-4 Kette

Mi-2
Mi-8

Hubschrauberstaffel 16 Mi8S 914 at Nordhausen.
Photo: George Kamp
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