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Nuclear War Targets in Europe

Updated: Sep 8, 2022



Map Legend


Red triangles - B-61 Nuclear Bomb storage vaults


Yellow triangles - former B-61 storage sites


Red stars - Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Sites


Round red circles - NATO HQ


Red hearts - Busiest NATO/US miitary ports in Europe: Rotterdam and Antwerp in Netherlands, and Hamburg & Bremerhaven in Germany.


Red squares - primary counter-force nuclear war targets for each country


ANYTHING IN RED TEXT MEANS A MAJOR TARGET.


MAJOR TARGETS IN EUROPE


The major targets in Europe are NATO facilities and military infrastructures. Anywhere within 300-500km downwind of these target will experience very high fallout radiation and will require adequate protection from gamma radiation for up to two weeks. For more information on how ot surive a nuclear attack check my "How to Survive Nuclear War" video series on Youtube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPXn9uC1JTgBgqj8NptLjedIdCnAADYJY

The first major nuclear war targets in Europe are the B-61 nuclear bomb storage vaults which are hardened facilities used to store 1/2 megaton B-61 nuclear gravity bombs that can be loaded on to hundreds of NATO multi-role fighters such as F-15's, F-16's, F-18's, F-22's, F-35's, Dassault Mirage 2000, and others. Once loaded onto fighter jets they can be used to deliver massive devastation on Russia. The stealth fighters such as the F-35 and F-22 act as stealth bombers that can penetrate heavily defended airspace to deliver the bombs deep into Russian territory. NATO also has a massive inventory of long range air-launched cruise missiles (ALCM) that can have nuclear warheads attached, these are likely stored in the vaults as well. These storage vaults were purposely built during the cold war when NATO expected a stand off with Russia (USSR) in Europe. During the cold war NATO had as many as five-hundred B-61 1/2 megaton nuclear bombs stored in twelve hardened vaults across Europe. They have since been reduced to a maximum of one hundred warheads due to treaties, and spread throughout six vaults. However, there is a good chance that NATO has much more stored than what they officially report. NATO supposedly closed down 50% of their B-61 storage vaults, but even if this is true they can easily be re-opened quickly in the event of imminent nuclear war. Therefore even the closed B-61 storage vaults would be a target. All of these B-61 storage vaults were designed to withstand direct blasts from ground bursted hydrogen bombs so Russia would need to hit them with powerful ground burst or sub-surface burst bunker-penetrating warheads of fairly high yield to reliably take them out which will generate a massive amount of fallout.

Other major targets include the Aegis Ashore sites which are located primarily in Poland and Romania, with a radar site in Turkey. The purpose of Aegis Ashore is to intercept ICBM's and IRBM's, it is NATO's de facto missile defense shield installed by the U.S. military under President Obama. There are two missile interceptor launch sites one in Northern Poland, and another in Southeastern Romania both of which will need to be hit with powerful ground burst warheads to reliably take them out. There is a command center at Ramstein and an X-band Radar in Central Turkey, both would also be hit.

Another major target is the Ramstein Base in Germany and surrounding subordinate bases of Büchel, Geilenkirchen and Spangdalem. Ramstein is the U.S. military's largest base outside of the United States and the largest in Europe, it currently houses 50,000 American military personnel and at least 5,000 civilian employees. There is an underground bunker on-site, long runways for landing any type of aircraft including stealth bombers and high speed planes, a B-61 nuclear bomb storage vault, NATO Air Defense command center, and American fighter jet squardrons. Think of Ramstein as the STRATCOM and NORAD of Europe, it is the largest and most important base for NATO and thus a huge target.

In France, the base of Ile Longue is the home of the French nuclear armed Triumphant class submarines, which are the only nuclear deterrant France has besides loading their Mirage2000 fighter jets with nuclear bombs or nuclear tipped cruise missiles. France also has guided missile naval vessels that can be loaded with tactical nuclear warheads and so French naval stations will be hit as well, see below for list of French naval stations. In the U.K. the naval base Clyde is the home base for Britain's nuclear deterrant, which are their nuclear armed submarines.

Other major targets include the main air bases in the U.K. - Waddington, Lakenhealth, Mildenhall, and Fairford which are all used by NATO forces and the U.S. for nuclear bomber flights, ISR flights, and more. The ports in Rotterdam and Antwerp in the Netherlands, and Bremerhaven and Hamburg in Germany are the biggest NATO ports and the busiest ports in Europe. These ports would be critical for NATO re-inforcements into Central/Eastern Europe.

Thus far I have only mentioned the main counter-force targets, but there are also many counter-value targets. A counter-value target is anything of value that can be destroyed to degrade the ability of an enemy to wage a counterattack. Examples of counter-value targets include big cities including capitals, busy ports, and important economic/cultural sites. I did not list capital cities or many counter-value targets because frankly those targets are common sense. However you should assume all major cities not just capitals will be hit by Russian nukes. Any major population center will likely be hit in order to degrade NATO's ability to counterattack by destroying civilian targets. All of the major ports in Europe will likely be hit too, they are ranked below by the tonnage of goods that passed through them in 2018.


Numbers in thousand TEUs, Ranks for 2018, data from Eurostat

Port City Country Sea 2018

1 Port of Rotterdam Rotterdam Netherlands North Sea 13,598

2 Port of Antwerp Antwerp Belgium North Sea 10,830

3 Port of Hamburg Hamburg Germany North Sea 8,741

4 Port of Bremen Bremerhaven Germany North Sea 5,442

5 Port of Valencia Valencia Spain West Med 5,169

6 Port of Piraeus Athens Greece East Med 4,910

7 Port of Algeciras Algeciras Spain West Med 4,773

8 Port of Gioia Tauro Gioia Tauro Italy West Med 4,005

9 Port of Felixstowe Felixstowe UK North Sea 3,781

10 Port of Barcelona Barcelona Spain West Med 3,442

11 Port of Ambarli Istanbul Turkey East Med 3,170

12 Port of Le Havre Le Havre France Channel 2,866

13 Port of Genoa Genoa Italy West Med 2,554

14 Port of Southamptom Southamptom UK Channel 1,970

15 Port of Sines Sines Portugal Atlantic 1,750

16 Port of Gdańsk Gdańsk Poland Baltic 1,736

17 Port of London London UK North Sea 1,680

18 Port of Mersin Mersin Turkey East Med 1,662

19 Port of La Spezia La Spezia Italy West Med 1,653

20 Port of Izmit Izmit Turkey East Med 1,598

Other miscellaneous major military targets:


All airports with long runways will be targeted because they can be used for landing of American stealth bombers, and nuclear bombers (B-52, B1 Lancer), and also for landing fighter jets especially nuclear capable stealth fighters - F22 and F35s. Also F-16’s which can carry B-61 nuclear bombs. Therefore regardless if they are military or civilian airports, any airport with long runways such as most international airports will likely get hit with smaller yield nuclear warheads to prevent NATO from re-purposing them for military use after the primary targets have been hit.


PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE A TOTAL LIST! THERE IS A CHANCE THERE ARE OTHER TARGETS THAT ARE NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION! IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE THAT RUSSIAN ATTACK PLANS MAY BE TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT IS EXPECTED BY THE WEST!


NATO HQ:

Brussels, Belgium - Main HQ

Mons, Belgium - Military HQ (SHAPE - Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe)


Aegis Ashore ICBM/IRBM Missile Defense sites:

Redzikowo, Poland - interceptor missile launch site

Deveselu Romania - interceptor missile launch site

Kurecik, Turkey - X band radar

Ramstein Air Base, Germany - command center


B61 ½ megaton nuclear bomb storage sites in WS3 vaults:

Volkel Base - Netherlands

Incirlik Base - Turkey

Aviano Base - Italy

Ghedi Base - Italy

Kleine Brogel - Belgium

Buchel - Germany


Former B61 sites, supposedly emptied after the collapse of the USSR for treaty compliance

Norvenich Base - Germany

Ramstein Base - Germany

RAF Lakenheath - UK

Araxos Base - Greece

Balikesir Base - Turkey

Akinci Base/ Mürted Airfield Command - Turkey



Ramstein Air Base - Germany.

-Ramstein is the largest American air force base outside of the United States. 50,000+ American military personnel and civilian specialists and 6,000 German personnel are stationed here.

-B61 nuclear storage

-Underground command center of the joint air defense system of NATO countries (including Aegis Ashore).

-The air base has two runways with a length of 3200 m and 2830 m. Ramstein is one of two bases in Germany where nuclear weapons are stored. Since 1994, F-16 squadrons are based here. Since 1971 and to this day, the air base has stationed transport aircraft as part of the Air Mobility Command of the United States Air Force.

-Ramstein Air Base is the most important trans-shipment point for the transportation of cargo and personnel of the United States in Europe. It can also be used as an evacuation point, since the largest American hospital outside the United States is located near the city of Landstuhl.

-Europe's largest military hospital Landstuhl, landfills, barracks and storage facilities of the US army.

-Currently, Ramstein is a key transshipment point for the U.S. Air mobility command. 16 squadrons of military transport aircraft of the 86th air wing are permanently stationed at The air base.

-In addition, there are three other American air bases nearby: büchel, Geilenkirchen and Spangdalem.

-In December 2005, Ramstein Air Base became infamous for secret CIA flights to transport prisoners.

-Ramstein air base is located just East of the eponymous city of Ramstein, ten kilometers West of Kaiserslautern, in the Federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

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Listed below are the primary nuclear war targets for each country in the continent of Europe.


Belgium


Chievres Air Base

United States Air Force operated airfield located 1.9 km east southeast of the Walloon town of Chièvres in the province of Hainaut, Belgium and about 19 km from Headquarters, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, in Casteau. It is mainly used to provide logistic support to NATO and SHAPE. The station and support facilities are operated by the United States Army Garrison Benelux for NATO.


Kleine Brogel Air Base

Home to the Belgian 10th Tactical Wing, operating F-16 Fighting Falcons, which are capable, among other capabilities, of delivering B61 nuclear bombs.


Bulgaria

Aitos/Aytos Logistics Center in Burgas Province

The Aytos Logistics Center comprises military storage facilities located near the town of Aytos, designated for development in support of the Novo Selo Range. The Aytos Logistics Center is among the joint US-Bulgarian military bases established according to the 2006 Defense Cooperation Agreement between the United States and Bulgaria.


Bezmer Air Base in Yambol Province

The Bezmer Air Base is among the joint US-Bulgarian military bases established according to the 2006 Defense Cooperation Agreement between the United States and Bulgaria. Some experts rank Bezmer among the six most important American military bases outside mainland USA. Aircraft and personnel from Bezmer have recently been participating in a number of joint military exercises including the PfP "Cooperative Key" in Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and France, ‘Immediate Response 2005’ and the Bulgarian-American-Romanian "Immediate Response 2006". The base has a modern communication, information and navigation system. A second phase of modernization and infrastructure development is underway, including a runway extension, which would expand the range of aircraft the base can support. United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited the base on March 18, 2022.


Graf Ignatievo Air Base in Plovdiv Province

Bulgaria's sole remaining air defence fighter base, taking part in and housing virtually every national and multi-national exercise, involving Bulgarian MiG-29 & Su-25 fighter aircraft . Future plans concern the merging of the 3rd Fighter Air Base at Graf Ignatievo airfield and the 22nd Ground Attack Air Base at Bezmer airfield in one air base in order for the 22nd GAAB to give way to future American military facilities. Graf Ignatievo is often called the German airfield by the Bulgarian aviation society, as the airfield was built with the extensive help of engineers from the Third Reich in the 1930s and was intended to house units of the Luftwaffe.


Novo Selo Range in Sliven Province

The Novo Selo Training Area is a major Bulgarian military training facility established in 1962, presently used by other NATO nations as well. The range has a surface area of 144 km2 (55.6 sq. mi), and is situated 45 km (28 mi) from Bezmer Air Base, and 70 km (43.5 mi) from the port of Burgas in Sliven Province, Bulgaria. The facility has designated areas and sectors for tank shooting, and nuclear, biological, and chemical defense and reconnaissance training. The Novo Selo Training Area is highly appreciated by NATO experts and troops, and has become the favored site of annual joint US and Bulgarian troops exercises since 2004. The Novo Selo Training Area is among the joint US-Bulgarian military bases established according to the 2006 Defense Cooperation Agreement between the United States and Bulgaria. The US Army started in late 2008 a 61 million USD investment in the development of new housing and other infrastructure for the American troops training at Novo Selo Training Area.


Estonia


Amari Lennubaas air base-

Work is being done to prepare the infrastructure for reception and deployment fifth-generation multi-purpose fighters, bombers, and NATO transport aircraft. They are being put into service modern three-coordinate radar stations of American production, means of radio engineering and navigation support for flights.


Tapa military camp - NATO multinational battalion


Finland


Key wartime units:

3 Readiness brigades

2 Jaeger brigades

2 mechanised battle groups

6 Infantry brigades (regional)

14 independent battalions / battlegroups (regional)

28 Territorial Forces (Finland) / company sized (regional)

Helicopter battalion

Special Jaeger battalion


5th Mine Warfare Squadron - Miinalaivue

Operating Pohjanmaa and Pansio class minelayers. The squadron also includes the Finnish Navy Diving School, training conscripts and career personnel as combat and work divers.


7th Missile Squadron - Ohjuslaivue

Operating Hamina class fast attack craft and Kiisla class patrol vessels.


Coastal Fleet: (Pansio, Turku)

Commander Headquarters (Pansio), 4th Minecountermeasures squadron (Pansio), Mine countermeasures, MHCs - Katanpää, Purunpää and Vahterpää, Home Defence Troops' Mine Sweeping Group Sääksi (Kuha and Kiiski classes), Diving, 6th Surface Warfare Squadron (Pansio), Minelaying, Anti-surface warfare, Anti-submarine warfare, Anti-air warfare, 2nd Mine Unit (MLC Uusimaa, MLI Pansio), 2nd Missile Unit (Rauma class), 7th Surface Warfare Squadron (Upinniemi), MLC Hämeenmaa, 1st Missile Unit (Hamina class), 1st Mine Unit (MLI Porkkala, MLI Pyhäranta), 8th Service Support Squadron (Pansio and Upinniemi), Maritime supply and transport, Oil destruction, Garrison support services, 1st Transport Unit, 2nd Transport Unit, Support Company (Military police platoon, Support Platoon, Harbour and transport centre, Materiel Centre (NCO Course), Home Defence Troops' Protection Company


Karelia Air Command, at Kuopio Air Base - F-18’s


Kotka Coast Battalion

Responsible for the surveillance and defence of Kymenlaakso coast, including the major ports of Hamina and Kotka. The Battalion mans the Haapasaari Marine Surveillance Station and the maintains the fortress of Kirkonmaa at high readiness.


Lapland Air Command at Rovaniemi Airport

In addition to civil traffic the runway is also used by F-18 fighter interceptors of Lapin lennosto (Lapland Air Command). The Rovaniemen vartiolentue (Air unit of the Frontier guard of Lapland) is also located nearby.


Logistics Centre (Huoltokeskus)


Naval Academy: (Suomenlinna, Helsinki)


Navy Command headquarters: (Heikkilä, Turku)


Naval Depot: Pansio and Kimito


Navy Training Center - Merivoimien Koulutuskeskus

A unit responsible for the induction and basic training of most Finnish Navy conscripts. The Center also operates a large NCO school and provides training for rank-and-file logistics specialists. From time to time, the Center produced coastal infantry units.Nyland Brigade: (Dragsvik, Ekenäs) (special jaegers)


Porkkala Coast Battalion - Porkkalan Rannikkopataljoona

Responsible for providing logistics, force protection and coastal artillery support for the command headquarters in Upinniemi. In conscript training, the Battalion specializes in producing marine reconnaissance units of the Finnish Navy.


Satakunta Air Command, at Tampere-Pirkkala Air Base - Support and maintenance


Sodankylä and Rovaniemi - Jaegers (Finnish Army Rangers) for Arctic Warfare


Suomenlinna Coastal Regiment

Responsible for continuously keeping Isosaari fortress in state of readiness.


Tikkakoski - Air Force training command


Upinniemi, Kirkkonummi - Coastal Brigade

The main duty of the Gulf of Finland Naval Command during normal condition was the surveillance of Finnish territorial waters and maintaining territorial integrity. In addition, the Command trained conscripts to fulfill duties in the war-time organisation of the Finnish Defence Forces. The readiness fortresses and particular other units of the Command were permanently in a state of high readiness. The Command was succeeded in 2015 by the Coastal Brigade.


France


Air Base 115 Orange-Caritat.

Air defence squadrons Mirage 2000C and transition squadron Mirage 2000B.


Air Base 125 Istres

CFAS nuclear strike stockpile. Strike squadron equipped with Mirage 2000N. Transall C-160 G strategic communication flight. Inflight refueling unit with C-135RF. CEAM, the Air Force military experience centre.


Aubagne France

French Foreign legion HQ


BA 113 Saint-Dizier - Robinson Air Base.

Conversion squadron for the new Dassault Rafale C. Conventional/nuclear strike squadron with Rafale (EC 1/91).


BA 116 Luxeuil airbase

Air defence squadrons equipped with Mirage 2000-5.


BA 133 Nancy Ochey airbase

Fighter squadrons Mirage 2000D, SAM sqaudrons.


BA 702 Avord airbase-

CFAS nuclear strike stockpile. AWACS Boeing E-3 Sentry unit. In-flight refueling KC-135 unit.


Cherbourg Naval Base

General sub base, non nuclear. Patrol boats, attack subs, coast guard. The arsenal of Cherbourg specializes in submarine construction. These are nuclear vessels for the French Navy, such as the Triomphant class and the planned Suffren class.


DA 277 Varennes-sur-Allier

French Airforce Stock. Known for its strategic position in the middle of France.


Île Longue (French for "Long Island")

Peninsula of the roadstead of Brest in the department of Finistère in the Brittany region. It is the base of the SNLE, the French ballistic missile submarines, and as such one of the most secretive and heavily defended places in France.


Toulon military pourt (French: arsenal de Toulon)

The principal base of the French Navy and the largest naval base in the Mediterranean, sited in the city of Toulon. It holds most of France's force d'action navale, comprising the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle as well as its nuclear attack submarines, in total, the base contains more than 70% of the French Navy's tonnage, and about 20,000 military and civilian personnel work at the base.


Germany


Geilenkirchen

NATO AWACS base

It is the main operating base of the NATO Boeing E-3 Sentry Component, one of two operational elements of the NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force.

German BND (Federal Intelligence Service) - Central Berlin


Grafenwohr

Largest NATO training facility in Europe today, providing vast ranges, simulation centers, classrooms and facilities for realistic and relevant training to U.S. Army, Joint Service, NATO and allied units and leaders


Ramstein Base - MAJOR TARGET, see the top of the page for description.


Spangdalem

Headquarters of the garrison commands in Ansbach, Wiesbaden, Kaiserslautern, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Stuttgart-Feichingen. Home of the 52nd Fighter Wing, which maintains, deploys and employs Lockheed Martin Block 50 F-16CM/DM. The wing supports the Supreme Allied Commander Europe with mission-ready personnel and systems providing expeditionary air power.


Wiesbaden

HQ of US Army European Command

2nd Theater Signal Brigade, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, 7th Army Training Command, 10th Army Air & Missile Defense Command, and 21st Theater Sustainment Command.


Ireland

Baldonnel and Shannon Airports -

U.S. military stopovers and BLACK OPS missions. U.S. use of Baldonnel and Shannon has been the subject of controversy in Ireland due to revelations in December 2005 by the BBC investigative television program "Newsnight" that Shannon Airport was used on at least 33 occasions for secret Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) flights, operated by front companies, as part of a US government policy known as "extraordinary rendition". The New York Times also reported the number to be 33, though referring to "Ireland" as a whole rather than Shannon specifically, while Amnesty International alleged the number of flights to be over 50. Baldonnel has seen similar claims, but which are impossible to verify as it is a military airbase. Both the U.S. and Irish authorities have denied the allegations. According to leaked American diplomatic cables (WikiLeaks) from the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs at the time told the chief of mission that the Irish authorities suspected the CIA had on a number of occasions used aircraft disguised as commercial flights to transfer prisoners detained in Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for interrogation and detention – using Shannon to refuel in the process – and warning of the legal implications for both Ireland and the United States as a result.



Italy

Aviano

B61 nuclear weapon storage and long runway

The runway is 2620 meters long and 45 meters wide, which allows you to accept any type of aircraft. Aerodrome navigation and lighting equipment provides flights in difficult weather conditions day and night. In 1999, this air base served as the main stronghold of NATO aircraft involved in the bombing of Yugoslavia. It was from here that the f-117 stealth fighters flown from America took off, bombing Serbian cities. Later, the air base was used for US and NATO air force operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.


United States bases in Italy:


Camp Darby/Livorno

Warehouse of the US Navy. 10th mtn division assistant command. Italian Special Operations Command.


Naples

Joint command of the NATO air force "Naples", NATO information and analytical center "Hub for the South", headquarters of the US Navy commands in Europe and Africa and the 6th operational fleet of the US Navy).



Sigonella, Sicily

Rotational special unit of US Marines. Well placed to support operations by the U.S. 6th Fleet, other U.S. military units, and U.S. allies and coalition partners.

Among the aircraft that fly from this island base are Italian Air Force ATR 72MP ( which replaced the Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic in 2017) and United States Air Force C-130, C-17 and C-5 airlifters, KC-135 and KC-10 tankers and U.S. Navy P-3 Orions, P-8 Poseidons, C-2 Greyhounds, and C-40A Clippers. It is one of the most frequently used stops for U.S. airlift aircraft bound from the continental United States to Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean. Naval Air Station Sigonella has the best claim to be hub of U.S. naval air operations in the Mediterranean. The base command is landlord to more than 40 other U.S. units. Among the largest are a rotating P-3C patrol squadron; a Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station; and a U.S. Naval Hospital. The hospital was built in 1992. Previously, there was only a clinic and the closest U.S. Naval Hospital was at Naples. Sigonella is home to more than 4,000 troops, civilian personnel, and family members.


Vicenza

Headquarters of the US army in Africa, and home of the 173rd airborne brigade of the US Army.


Kosovo


Camp Bondsteel

Major NATO peacekeeping force, 4,000 troops.


Latvia

Adazi

Multi-national NATO battalion and massive air base for Baltic countries. Thousands of NATO troops.


Lielvard Air Base

Currently, at the Lielvard Air Base, work is being completed to prepare the infrastructure for the reception and deployment of multi-role fifth-generation fighters, bombers and transport aircraft of NATO. Modern three-coordinate radar stations of American production, means of radio engineering and navigation support of flights are put into service. The task of controlling the air space in Latvia is assigned to the headquarters of the Lielvarde air base. According to the development program national air force in March 2018 completed acceptance tests of the first received from the United States (a total of three ordered) mobile radar detection station TPS-77 MRR, allowing its deployment to a previously untrained position. Work is underway to increase the capacity of the barracks. New hangars, deep and fortified storage facilities, repair shops, transport infrastructure, and training complexes with means of computer simulation of the situation in the theater of war are being built on the territory of the landfill.


Lithuania


G. Rukla Base

Multinational NATO battalion, the rotary unit of the armored brigade of the U.S. armed forces.

In Lithuania, a multinational NATO battalion is led by Germany. The Rukla military base is home to a German mechanized battalion, Belgian and Dutch infantry companies, a Czech mechanized infantry company, and a Luxembourg infantry unit, with a total of about 1,400 troops. In addition to the NATO battalion, there are also American military personnel in Lithuania. However, it is not known how many of them are in the country as part of operation Atlantic Resolve, but warehouses for storing weapons and ammunition have been built in the Mumaichai area of the United States to provide them and incoming units.


Vilnius

Advanced command and staff cell of NATO


"Zokniai", Siauliai Air Base

Aviation within the mission of NATO air policing in the Baltic region – 4 Polish F-16's, Amichai (warehouse of arms and military equipment (military hardware) the US).


Netherlands


Rotterdam - biggest port for NATO


Norway


Bodø Air Station

Dozens of F-16's


Evenes Air Station

American air base


Olavsvern

American submarine bae


Ørland

Operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force and is an important air base not only for Norway, but also for NATO. The air station is the base of F-35A Lightning II and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft, Westland Sea King search and rescue helicopters and a location for E-3A Sentry AWACS. It is also the host of many NATO exercises.


Ramsund Naval station

American naval station


Rygge Air Station

American air base


Sola Air station

American air base


Vaernes Air station near Trondheim and 8 caves nearby

U.S. Marine Corps: the 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade of the II Marine Amphibious Force (also known as Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB)) had its equipment pre-positioned in eight purpose-built caves near the Værnes Air Station in Trondheim in central Norway. The eight caves contained material for 15,000 troops and war stocks for 30 days. Three of the caves held ground equipment, three munitions and two held aviation support equipment for two air defense and two ground attack squadrons, as well as for 75 heavy transport and light support helicopters.


Poland


Lask Air Base

One Dozen F-22’s stationed there since Ukraine war started. One of Poland’s major air bases used by NATO and USAF.


Powidz

Facility for Tank storage and American Tank battalions. An 8,600 square meter workshop with 20 repair bays capable of supporting M1A2 tanks and two 30-ton overhead cranes capable of depot-level repairs including all administrative space for equipment accountability and issuance. 5 humidity-controlled warehouses with combined area of 60,000 square meters. 2 garages for light repair with total area of 1,650 square meters.


Swidwin

Future home of Poland’s F35’s and major air base used by US Air Force and NATO.


Redzikowo

1/2 of NATO missile defense system, Aegis Ashore.


Rzeszow International Airport and Medyka NATO Forward Operating Base-

Since the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine this airport has been the primary airport for trans-shipment of American/NATO military cargo to Ukraine. The nearby town of Medyka just a few kilometers from Ukraine's border has a massive NATO FOB which now has Patriot Air Defense systems, British Air Defense Systems, 7,000+ American elite paratroopers including all of the U.S. 82nd airborne division and a lot of 101st Airborne troops.


Swidwin

Future home of Poland’s F35’s and major air base used by US Air Force and NATO.


Romania


Craiova - multinational "framework" (training) brigade of NATO, 2,500 troops.


Deveselu

NATO missile defense system "Aegis ashore”


"Mikhail Kogelniceanu" International Airport

Rotational units of the U.S. armored brigade combat teams, U.S. Army aviation brigades, Marine Corps, passenger transit center of the armed forces, warehouses of the us air force; periodic deployment of aircraft to patrol the airspace of Romania. 5 fighter jets of the Canadian air force.


Spain


Moron Base

U.S. Marines


Naval Station Rota, also known as NAVSTA Rota

Spanish-American naval base commanded by a Spanish Rear Admiral and fully funded by the United States of America. Located in Rota in the Province of Cádiz, NAVSTA Rota is the largest American military community in Spain, housing US Navy and US Marine Corps personnel. There are also small U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force contingents on the base. Permanent deployment of ships with guided missile weapons.


Sweden


Blekinge wing/F17 Kallinge

Another home of Sweden’s Multi-role fighters (F-16’s and possibly F-35’s).


Gotland island

Strategic location central in the Baltic Sea used for ISR activities against Russia due to proximity to Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg. Swedish military quick reaction force stationed there would be the first to respond to Russian aggression against Sweden. Early warning systems are posted there as well as ISR equipment.


Halmstad

Air defense regiment


Karlskrona & Berga Naval bases -

In 2004 the Swedish government decided that the navy should be concentrated to two bases only, the Karlskrona Naval Base and the Berga Naval Base is a naval base of the Swedish Navy located in the Hårsfjärden fjard near Berga, Haninge Municipality. Today it is the home of the 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla, the 1st Marine Regiment and Home Guard unit Södertörn Group (Södertörnsgruppen).


Muskö Naval Base -

Swedish underground naval facility on the island of Muskö just south of Stockholm in Haninge Municipality. The construction of the base started in 1950 and was completed 19 years later in 1969. During the construction about 1.5 million tons of rock were removed. It has 3 docks, originally designed for destroyers and submarines. The underground base itself has an area of several km and is connected by 20 km (12 mi) of underground roads. In order to connect the base to the mainland, the Muskö road was built at the same time as the base. This crosses several bridges and intermediate islands before finally accessing the island of Muskö through the Muskö Tunnel, a 3 km (1.9 mi) long road tunnel running some 70 meters (230 ft) under the sea. During the Cold war the underground facility was kept highly secret and not much information about it was known to the public


Norbotten Wing/F21 Lulea

Home of Sweden’s Multi-role fighters (F-16 and possibly F35’s).


United Kingdom


Mi6 HQ - 85 Albert Embankment in Vauxhall


Naval Base Clyde (Gare loch Scotland)

Home base of UK’s nuclear armed subs


Naval Base Devonport (Plymouth UK)

Largest naval base in europe


Naval Base Portsmouth (Portsmouth UK)

Major naval base


RAF Fairford

B-52’s


RAF Lakenheath

Home of F-15E Fighter-bomber. One of U.K./NATO/U.S. major air bases.


RAF Mildenhall

Currently, the 100th air tanker wing of the United States air force, special operations Command aircraft (MC-130 aircraft and MC-53 heavy helicopters), RC-135 scouts, and e-4 air command posts (based on a Boeing 747 passenger) are permanently stationed here. During the cold war American SR-71’s and nuclear bombers were stationed here.


RAF Waddington

One of UK’s major air bases, used by NATO/US and UK for fighters, nuclear bombers, ISR flights, sub hunter planes, and more.

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When it comes to surviving nuclear war, being underground is always the gold standard. If you cannot find a basement or underground structure look for buildings or structures made of solid dense mate

Nuclear Detonation Blast/Overpressure CHEAT SHEET

When a nuclear warhead is detonated it generates a blast wave that can destroy objects up to dozens of miles away. It is important to know how close you are to major nuclear war targets, which I have

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