Airfields on sea ice : practical recommendations, with ice thickness table for U.S. Navy planes: DHC-3, R-4D, SA-16, P-2V, R-4Q, and R-5D
Special ReportPurpose: The basic procedures for establishing and maintaining airfields on sea ice are presented. Practical recommendations are given for the preliminary choice of location, exploratory field survey, and the construction of the airstrip. Estimates of the required sea ice thickness for landing various types of naval aircraft, with and without skis, are tabulated.
U.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Sea ice; Aircraft landing areas; Ice; Ice cover thickness; Ice cover strength; Airplanes; Runways
Special report (U.S. Army Snow
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