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Sidi Ahmed Air Base Airport

Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base
Part of Tunisian Air Force
Type Military airfield
Coordinates 37°14′36.30″N 009°47′11.03″E / 37.243417°N 9.7863972°E / 37.243417; 9.7863972
Built 1943
Controlled by Tunisian Air Force

Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed Air Base is a Tunisian Air Force base located approximately 7 km west of Menzel Abderhaman, and 9 km west-southwest of Bizerte,

Units stationed at the base are:

  • No. 11 Squadron
Jet trainer squadron, Aermacchi MB-326
  • No. 15 Squadron
Fighter squadron, Northrop F-5 Tiger/TigerII .
  • No. 21 Squadron
  • Transport squadron, C-130 Hercules, Let L-410 Turbolet, G-222

World War II

During World War II it was used by the United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force during the North African Campaign. It was known as Bizerte Airfield. It was a heavy bomber airfield used by B-17 Flying Fortress strategic bombers of the 2d Bombardment Group, between 2 and 9 December 1943.

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General Info
Country Tunisia
Latitude 37.245447
37° 14' 43.61" N
Longitude 9.791453
009° 47' 29.23" E
Elevation 20 feet
6 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 001° E (01/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
08/26 9845 x 166 feet
3001 x 51 meters
11/29 3975 x 164 feet
1212 x 50 meters

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)

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