Comparison and Evaluation of Protective Alert Shelter Concepts for SAC Aircraft

by J. G. Hammer, C. A. Sandoval

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This 1961 report looks at the important problem of reducing the vulnerability of Strategic Air Command (SAC) bases to nuclear attack which has led to serious consideration of hardened aircraft storage facilities. One such concept is that of using Protective Alert Shelters. The feasibility and cost studies here reviewed have been carried out at different times during the past five years by different architectural and engineering (A&E) firms.

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