This report compares the cost and effectiveness of alternative hardened shelters for aircraft and dispersal as defensive measures against atomic attack. Each base would have self-sufficient hardened shelters set as far apart as the base boundaries would permit. The shelters would contain aircraft, personnel, and all equipment and supplies (with the exception of nearby underground ammunition and petroleum, oil, and lubricants) necessary to sustain operations for 30 days.
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