Restoration of Runways Following Attack
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This short paper seeks to determine suitable planning criteria for the restoration of runways obstructed directly or indirectly by an attack with weapons of 0.5-, 1-, 2-, and 10-megaton yield ground burst. Runway obstructions are mainly the result of cratering effects, but residual radioactivity would hinder necessary repairs.
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