• Short Summary

    The West German Air Force called for the construction of additional takeoff and landing facilities on public highways about ten years ago.

  • Description

    The West German Air Force called for the construction of additional takeoff and landing facilities on public highways about ten years ago. Since then, a number of these emergency landing strips have been constructed on new section of autobahn.

    When in emergency runway is needed, slotted crash barriers can be removed, traffic re-routed, and parking areas cleared in a matter of hours.

    The latest runway is being tested this week. 1900 metres long, it is the eight to be put into service for the Luftwaffe.

    The testing of these landing areas includes re-fuelling exercises to increase the operational range of loaded and unloaded aircraft and tests of the combat readiness of redeployed aircraft with their support teams.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA61BXITFEB5F2LA7D1F4ANROX3
    Media URN:
    VLVA61BXITFEB5F2LA7D1F4ANROX3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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