Accession Number : AD0834181

Title :   INTEGRATED ENGINEERING AND SERVICE TESTS OF PREFABRICATED ALUMINUM LANDING MATS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMOR AND ENGINEER BOARD FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Eschbach, Edward N. ; Burchett, James L. ; Baeten, Rene J. ; Bryant, Franklin P.

Report Date : 23 MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 251

Abstract : Test objectives were to determine suitability of each of four types of mat (XM19, XM18B, XM18C, and AM 2 welded 2-piece) to support various Army, Air Force, and Navy aircraft, on soils with a CBR as low as 4, and whether each type of mat meets requirements of the approved QMR. Phase I of test consisted of construction of an airfield and emplacement of test materiel. Phase II consisted of operation of the following aircraft from the airfield: Army OV-1 and VTOL (helicopter): Air Force F-4C, C-7A and C-130; and Navy F-4B.

Descriptors :   (*LANDING MATS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS), RUNWAYS, LOADS(FORCES), SOILS, AFTERBURNERS, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, AIR FORCE, ARMY AIRCRAFT, HELICOPTERS, SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, JET FIGHTERS, MOISTUREPROOFING, FAILURE(MECHANICS), WELDING, ACCEPTABILITY, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, RELIABILITY, MAINTENANCE, STEEL, WEIGHT, BRAKING, TRAFFICABILITY.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE