• Short Summary

    In a joint Air Force - Army project, troops prepare a dirt runway to test a plastic covering for assault airlift airstrips at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • Description

    (a).
    Troops prepare a dirt runway to test a plastic covering for assault airlift airstrips, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


    (b).
    The membrane os a coated nylon fabric, three-sixty-fourths of an inch thick, held in place by special anchoring pins.


    (c).
    The runway side are packed for added holding strength.


    (d).
    Maximum aircraft landing, take-off, and taxi test were conducted day and night with the membrane both wet and dry.




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    Background: In a joint Air Force - Army project, troops prepare a dirt runway to test a plastic covering for assault airlift airstrips at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

    The membrane is a coated nylon fabric, three-sixty-fourths of an inch thick, held in place by a special anchoring pins. The runway sides are packed for added holding strength. Maximum effort landing, take-off, and taxi tests were conducted by day and night with the membrane both wet and dry. The aircraft were at varying gross weights. While results have not yet been fully evaluated, this new material shows promise of being a practical all-weather landing zone surfacing.

    This would further strengthen our Air Line of Communications by improving operating technique for forward area assault airstrips.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADHNVKB8GYG0M2F7KUMO6N9J94
    Media URN:
    VLVADHNVKB8GYG0M2F7KUMO6N9J94
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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