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Sidi Slimane Air Base.
Category. Statistic.
Location. Morocco.
Opened in. 1951.
Closed in. Still open.
Operated by. Strategic Air Command (SAC) and later the USAF 1951-1963 and the Royal Moroccan Air Force their after.
Owned by. American DoD 1951-1963 and the defense ministry their after.
Outside link. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Sidi_Slimane_Air_Base, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidi_Slimane_Air_Base?oldformat=true and http://www.afhra.af.mil/

History[]

The airport resides at an elevation of 179 feet (55 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 08/26 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,445 by 43 metres (11,302 ft × 141 ft).

Sidi Slimane AB was closed on 30 September 1963 and turned over to the Moroccan government.

The base has supported occasional deployments of SAC B-52 Stratofortress and KC-135 Stratotankers over the years. A large number of tab-vees on dispersals have been built and at least one helicopter is visible parked. Condition of main runway and taxiways appear to be well-maintained. Some old USAF barracks visible and still appear to be in use to the northwest of flightline area, although most of the buildings have been torn down; the streets remaining.

American tanker and cargo planes still land there on occasion, like in Desert Storm.

See also[]

  1. Noteworthy Air bases