This short paper analyzes the residual effects of a nuclear attack on an airfield. Although aircraft shelters could be designed to withstand blast effects from a multi-megaton ground burst, launching alert aircraft shortly after the attack would expose them to high winds and airborne dust, sand, stone, and gamma radiation. These effects are measured as a function of time after the attack.
Brown, William Morle, Vulnerability of Quick-Reacting Sheltered Missiles and Aircraft During Launch. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1959. https://www.rand.org/pubs/documents/D6625.html.
Brown, William Morle, Vulnerability of Quick-Reacting Sheltered Missiles and Aircraft During Launch, RAND Corporation, D-6625, 1959. As of November 29, 2023: https://www.rand.org/pubs/documents/D6625.html