OPERATIONAL TEST OF MODIFIED T11 ALUMINUM LANDING MAT, ENGLAND AFB, LOUISIANA.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The test was conducted to assess the capability of experimental, modified, T11 extruded-aluminum landing mat as expedient airfield surfacing for use by fighter and cargo aircraft. The mat was placed on a clayey-silt subgrade rated at 4 to 7 CBR in a runway complex 72 ft wide and 1000 ft long with parallel and connecting taxiways 48 ft wide. The system was then subjected to various operations of fighter and cargo aircraft types C-130E, C-123B, F-100, and F-4C. The mat was found suitable for the operation of cargo aircraft and for taxiing of fighter aircraft, but special and careful treatment of drainage, anchorage, and transitions at intersections was found necessary. Author