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Rapid Site Preparation Techniques for VTOL Aircraft. Part II. Optimization of Materials and Equipment.

Report Number: AFAPL TR 66-116 Part 2
Author(s): Doughty, Leon E., Jr; Kelly, G. W.; Butler, J. E.; Dickens, W. J., III; Leary, E. J.
Corporate Author: Ltv Aerospace Corp, Dallas TX, Vought Aeronautics Div
Date of Publication: 1968-11
Pages: 415
AD Number: AD0845166

Abstract:
Using chlorinated polyester resin and prefabricated fiber glass reinforcement, an improved application system for preparing remote landing and takeoff sites for VTOL aircraft was successfully demonstrated. The equipment prepared 6-foot wide strips of about one-pound-per-square-foot at a rate of 50 lineal feet per minute. Pad materials were of two types: one, a low temperature system for VTOL pads where short-term temperatures will not exceed 800F, and the second, a high temperature system for VTOL pads where short-term temperatures will not exceed 3000F. Additional site design data for site size and density were developed.

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