Figure 6-30. - Field arrangement direct installation.
accommodate up to 12 aircraft. From the VSTOL air base assets, plans are provided from which three VSTOL FACILITIES can be constructed. The VSTOL air base can support at least one squadron of light VSTOL attack aircraft and a number of helicopters. The nature of the aircraft serviced by the VSTOL air base precludes the necessity for arresting gear; however, a field lighting system, a Fresnel ® lens optical landing system (FLOLS), and a
The EAF is a portable airfield that provides a surfaced runway 5,200 feet long and 96 feet wide, as suitable aircraft support. A VSTOL air base readily may be converted to an expeditionary airfield (EAF). shown in figure 6-30, view D, and parking and maintenance areas for up to six squadrons of light-to-medium fighter/attack aircraft, in addition to a complement of reconnaissance aircraft andContinue Reading