Figure 6-30.Field arrangement direct installation.
accommodate up to 12 aircraft. From the VSTOL air
communications system are incorporated to provide
base assets, plans are provided from which three
suitable aircraft support. A VSTOL air base readily
VSTOL FACILITIES can be constructed. The VSTOL
may be converted to an expeditionary airfield (EAF).
air base can support at least one squadron of light
VSTOL attack aircraft and a number of helicopters.
The EAF is a portable airfield that provides a
surfaced runway 5,200 feet long and 96 feet wide, as
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
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
optical landing system (FLOLS), and a
complement of reconnaissance aircraft and