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Tel Nov Airfield

Tel Nov AirfieldTel Nof Airbase (Canaf 8).

Completed in 1941 as RAF Aqir (arab name Akir), to the IDF/AF in May 1948. Major RAF base during WW2.

Located East of Ashdod, on the East coast. Also known as Ekron. ICAO code: LLEK.

Location coordinates: N31 50 E034 50, elevation: 295 ft (90 m). Three runways: 15/33 degrees of 9022 ft (2750 m) length, 00/18 degrees of 9022 ft (2750 m) length and 09/27 degrees of 6004 ft (1830 m) length.

Home base for 106, 114, 118, 119, 133, 148, 201, 505, the Flight Test Center and unit 669. Used by the Flight School up until April 1966. Key base for IDF/AF nuclear weapons, and also operational and training centre for all IDF paratroopers. Today more a military town than just and airbase.

Note: correct spelling is NOT Tel Nov.

Tel Nof reportedly is the location of nuclear weapons storage bunkers. This large airbase is located only a few miles from Tirosh, where nuclear weapons for its missions are reportedly stored. Just to the south of the Zachariah Jericho 2 training pad are several bunkers for contain nuclear gravity bombs for attack aircraft at the Tel Nof air base a few kilometers to the northwest.

 

 


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General Info
Country Israel
ICAO ID LLEK
Latitude 31.839472
31° 50' 22.10" N
Longitude 34.821844
034° 49' 18.64" E
Elevation 193 feet
59 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 003° E (01/05)
Operating Agency ISRAELI AIR FORCE
Alternate Name EKRON AB


Communications
TEL AVIV APP 120.9
132.0
SOUTHERN SECTOR


Runways
ID
Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
15R/33L 7835 x 150 feet
2388 x 46 meters
ASPHALT - NO
15L/33R 7830 x 150 feet
2387 x 46 meters
ASPHALT - NO
18/36 7880 x 150 feet
2402 x 46 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet fuel avaiable but type is unknown.

Runway 15R/33L

7835 x 150 feet
2388 x 46 meters

Runway 15R
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 151.0
Latitude 31.847164
31° 50' 49.79" N
Longitude 34.820711
034° 49' 14.56" E
Elevation 171.0 feet
52 meters
Slope -0.1°
Landing Distance 7835 feet
2388 meters
Takeoff Distance 8939 feet
2725 meters
Overrun Length 1104 feet
336 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System HIRL

Runway 33L
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 331.0
Latitude 31.828297
31° 49' 41.87" N
Longitude 34.833122
034° 49' 59.24" E
Elevation 165.0 feet
50 meters
Slope 0.1°
Landing Distance 7835 feet
2388 meters
Takeoff Distance 8541 feet
2603 meters
Overrun Length 706 feet
215 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System HIRL

Runway 15L/33R

7830 x 150 feet
2387 x 46 meters

Runway 15L
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 151.0
Latitude 31.847567
31° 50' 51.24" N
Longitude 34.826508
034° 49' 35.43" E
Elevation 165.0 feet
50 meters
Slope 0.6°
Landing Distance 7830 feet
2387 meters
Takeoff Distance 8800 feet
2682 meters
Overrun Length 970 feet
296 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System HIRL

Runway 33R
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 331.0
Latitude 31.828694
31° 49' 43.30" N
Longitude 34.838908
034° 50' 20.07" E
Elevation 213.0 feet
65 meters
Slope -0.6°
Landing Distance 7830 feet
2387 meters
Takeoff Distance 8820 feet
2688 meters
Overrun Length 990 feet
302 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System HIRL

Runway 18/36

7880 x 150 feet
2402 x 46 meters

Runway 18
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 184.0
Latitude 31.846892
31° 50' 48.81" N
Longitude 34.818461
034° 49' 06.46" E
Landing Distance 7880 feet
2402 meters
Takeoff Distance 8858 feet
2700 meters
Overrun Length 978 feet
298 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System HIRL

Runway 36
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 004.0
Latitude 31.825242
31° 49' 30.87" N
Longitude 34.817281
034° 49' 02.21" E
Landing Distance 7880 feet
2402 meters
Takeoff Distance 8858 feet
2700 meters
Overrun Length 978 feet
298 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System HIRL

 


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