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Title: Expedient snow airstrip construction technique
Authors: Clark, Elmer F.
Abele, Gunars
Wuori, Albert F.
Keywords: Cold weather construction
Cold regions
Snow runways
Snow construction
Construction equipment
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 198.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: Specialized snow runway processing and construction equipment ordinarily is not available to Army engineer troop units. Therefore, utilization of existing equipment and devices improvised in the field is necessary. Disaggregation of the natural snow cover, followed immediately by compaction and grading, is the fundamental procedure required for preparing a snow pavement capable of supporting, after age hardening, wheeled aircraft of the Caribou and C-47 class. A peg-toothed A-frame harrow, a corrugated roller and drags, constructed in the field, can be used with available D-7 or D-8 bulldozers for the disaggregation, compaction, and grading processes.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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