Airfield Feucht - FASA - POL


History (by "Arbeitskreis Chronik Feucht 2012")

In 1934 the Reichswehr seized part of the forest west of Feucht and built a "Munitions-Anstalt" (Muna = ammunition institute). Different ammunition parts (powder, projectiles, detonators and explosives) were stored there and assembled to ammunition. Until the end of the war about 400,000 tons were produced. The workers lived in barracks between the Muna and the autobahn Berlin-Munich.

At the end of WWII the US Army occupied the Muna. Discovered ammunition was destroyed by controlled detonation or burning. In May 1946 such a fire went out of control and caused a heavy explosion. In the 1960ies the US Army established an ammunition depot, a fuel depot and an airfield. The runway was 1030 m (1126 y) long and 28 m (30 y) wide which made it available for helicopters and for motor planes. At the beginning of the 1970ies the surrounding population protested against the plan of an training area west of Feucht including the Muna substituting the Langwasser area.

In 1992, thanks to the fall of the Iron Curtain, the US Army drew down, cleared the area and handed it back to German authorities. So in October 1996 the "Zweckverband Gewerbepark Nürnberg-Feucht-Wendelstein" was established. On the former airfield (0,3 square miles) an industrial park was built. The former production and storage sites of the Muna south of the industrial park are still a restricted area. The first property was sold 10 February 1998 to Reifen Räbel (today Vergölst GmbH, tire and car service). Today most of the properties are sold and under roof. More than 50 firms have settled.

"Fürther Nachrichten" from 4 May 2011.

"Fürther Nachrichten" from 15 March 2010:
About 50 companies with 2500 employees settled in the area. 93 percent of the 210 acres are sold. The ammunition storage area (740 acres)  is still fenced in and access is denied because of UXOs.

Poison gas shells are still in the ground of the area south of Feucht Airfield. They had been collected there just after the end of WWII and were scattered in the whole area after a big explosion in 1946.
To avoid contamination of the ground water, the whole area will be sealed with a concrete wall in the underground. Costs are estimated in two-digit million Euro.
See report of "Fürther Nachrichten" from 21 July 2006.

To the history of the ammunition depot ("Muna") see this interesting website.

Aerial picture from 2004.

August 1989

Map from Marc Eiker, Nbg. with many details
August 1989

13 April 2002


"Fuerther Nachrichten"
from 31 January 1992

The old U. S. facilities are still waiting...



"Fuerther Nachrichten" from 28 May 2003: Some more companies settled at the Feucht Airfield. The problems are truck drivers who stay there overnight and leave their waste there. Off-roaders are practising and destroying the green areas.

Pictures from Marc Eiker - Thank you Marc. Unfortunately he had very bad weather.

Airfield firehouse


Barracks seen from the main gate


Parking lot


Hangar 2

Main gate

Old main gate

Old street to the main gate



Open House at Feucht Airfield at Saturday, 27th of August 1988
(one day ahead of the Ramstein crash.

Thanks to A. J. Kraus

Hi, here is a picture of me patroling at FAAF in the 1990.I miss this time a lot.

Pictures from Dieter Troester. Thank you very much again, Dieter.

The last airshow at FAAF in 1987 or 1988

Part of the 4068 CSG in 1989

Debris in a hangar

Pictures from Steven Butler, who was stationed at FAAF from 1987 to 1989. - Thank you, Steven, for your nice pictures.

Final approach

AH1F with tower

Tower cab


S. Butler 21080

S. Butler 21080

S. Butler OH58C

Back from wekend border flight

N. Beller OH58C 16367

B. Calderon

Stout, Jackson, Calderon chillin

Beller Cobra

AH 1G at south ramp

Butler, Colquitt: first OH58D at FAAF

Aircraft move d to grass

Cobras in various states of undress

First UH60 assigned to FAAF

T. Peery UH60 with ESSS

T. Colquitt

J. Coon

Linzmeyer's traveling minstrels FAAF barracks

M. Steele

Christmas 1987

Mayo, Baus, Colquitt, Harris truck trouble

J. Baus

T. Sout, J. Baus

Brit. Gazelle

Brit. Lynx




C130 in winter


Reforger 87

POL Feucht - Petrol & Oil Liquids Storage Area
- see "Storage Areas"

Ammunition Storage Area Feucht, called NATO 23
- see "Storage Areas"