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33°20′16.99″N 43°35′49.46″E / 33.3380528, 43.5970722

Al Taqaddum Airbase
Habbaniyah Plateau
IATA: none – ICAO: ORAT – LID: MAT
Summary
Airport type Military: Airbase
Operator United States Marine Corps
Serves Al Fallujah, Iraq
Location Habbaniyah
Elevation AMSL 275 ft / 84 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12R/30L 13,186 4,019 Concrete
12L/30R 12,087 3,684 Concrete / Asphalt
No ILS
A junked Il-28 "Beagle" from Saddam Husseins' former regime at Al Taqaddum Airbase, Iraq
A junked Il-28 "Beagle" from Saddam Husseins' former regime at Al Taqaddum Airbase, Iraq

Al Taqaddum Airbase ((Arabic: قاعدة التقدم الجوية ‎), or Al Taqaddum AB (ICAO: ORAT), (Called TQ in military shorthand slang), is an airbase that is located in central Iraq, approximately 74 kilometers west of Baghdad, at Habbaniyah. The airfield is served by two runways 13,000 and 12,000 feet (3,700 m) long. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... Lajes Airbase in the Azores islands, Portugal An Airbase, sometimes referred to as a military airport or airfield, provides basing and support of military aircraft. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea,[1] using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces and is one of seven uniformed services. ... Lake Habbaniyah, known in Iraq as Hawr al-Habbaniyah, is a shallow natural lake in al-Anbar, Iraq. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... This article is about the construction material. ... The term asphalt is often used as an abbreviation for asphalt concrete. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Ilyushin Il-28 is a jet bomber aircraft that was originally manufactured for the Soviet Air Force and was the USSRs first such aircraft to enter large-scale production. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ... Arabic redirects here. ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Lajes Airbase in the Azores islands, Portugal An Airbase, sometimes referred to as a military airport or airfield, provides basing and support of military aircraft. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Lake Habbaniyah, known in Iraq as Hawr al-Habbaniyah, is a shallow natural lake in al-Anbar, Iraq. ... For other uses, see Airport (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Previously known as "Tammuz Airbase", when American forces took over the base in 2003 from the Iraqi Air Force, they established Camp Ridgway and it served as one of the bases of operation for the 82nd Airborne Division. In 2004 the base name was changed to Camp Taqaddum to keep a more Iraqi face on the local military mission. On August 22, 2004, a group of Marines dedicated the airfield at Al Taqaddum to Lt. Col. David S. Greene, a reserve Marine AH-1W Super Cobra pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775 who was killed in action earlier in the year. "TQ" is a major hub of men and material moving into Anbar province by coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Northwest Semitic Tammuz (Hebrew תַּמּוּז, Standard Hebrew Tammuz, Tiberian Hebrew Tammûz), Arabic تمّوز Tammūz; Akkadian Duʾzu, Dūzu; Sumerian Dumuzid (DUMU.ZID the true son) was the name of an Ancient Near Eastern deity. ... The Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) is the military branch in Iraq responsible for aerial warfare. ... The 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army was formed originally as the 82nd Infantry Division on August 25, 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea,[1] using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces and is one of seven uniformed services. ... AH-1W SuperCobra of the U.S. Marines The AH-1 Cobra is an attack helicopter, designed by Bell Helicopter Textron. ... Official force name Marine Light Attacks Helicopter Squadron 775 Other names Coyotes Branch United States Marine Corps Chain of Command 4th Marine Aircraft Wing Specializations Close Air Support, Assault Support, Air Interdiction, Aerial Reconnaissance, Headquarters Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Motto N/A. Equipment AH-1W SuperCobra UH-1N Creation... For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq arguably without the explicit backing of the...


According to the Gulf War Air Power Survey, there were 24 Hardened Aircraft Shelters at Al Taqaddum. At each end of the main runway are hardened aircraft shelters knowns as "trapezoids" or "Yugos" which were built by Yugoslavian contractors some time prior to 1985. Al Taqaddum is one of the few Iraqi air bases not located inside the Iraqi no-fly zones. Survey teams found numerous MiG 25 and Su 25 Iraqi Air Force fighter jets buried in the area, presumably from the time of the Gulf War. The Gulf War Air Power Survey is a report commissioned by the United States Air Force in 1993 to document and analyze its performance during the 1991 Gulf War. ... A Hardened Aircraft Shelter (HAS), or Protective Aircraft Shelter (PAS), is a structure which houses and protects military aircraft from enemy attack. ... General location of the political entities known as Yugoslavia. ... No-fly zone detail The Iraqi no-fly zones (NFZs) were proclaimed by the United States, United Kingdom and France after the Gulf War of 1991 to protect Kurds in the north and Shiite Muslims in the south. ... The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Russian: ) (NATO reporting name Foxbat) is a very high-speed interceptor and reconnaissance/bomber aircraft designed by the Soviet Unions Mikoyan-Gurevich bureau. ... The Sukhoi Su-25 is a single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft developed in the Soviet Union by the Sukhoi Design Bureau. ... The Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) is the military branch in Iraq responsible for aerial warfare. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...




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