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Rapid Site Preparation Techniques. Prevention of Soil Erosion on an Earth-Filled Aircraft Shelter

Report Number: AFAPL TR 68-108
Author(s): Doughty, Leon E., Jr
Corporate Author: LTV Aerospace Corp Dallas Tx Vought Aeronautics Div
Date of Publication: 1968-06
Pages: 43
AD Number: AD0854501

Abstract:
A lightweight, low cost, long life erosion resistant cover for protecting the earth fill over a steel aircraft shelter was successfully demonstrated. The materials used were a composite fiber glass mat and a fire retardant polyester resin. The selected system weighs 3.9 pounds per square yard and costs $1.59 per square yard. A test area 12 feet by 80 feet on a prototype shelter was constructed over four feet of earth fill in approximately one half hour or a rate of about 2000 square feet per hour. The application equipment, which was developed for preparing VTOL aircraft landing and take-off sites, was used by adding a 90 foot hose and hand held spray gun. Recommendation is made for development of a small 1000 pound unit for operational use.

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