The West German Air Force called for the construction of additional takeoff and landing facilities on public highways about ten years ago.
GV Cars along Autobahn.
Cars held while aircraft land Pan across and zoom in on radar equipment.
LV fiat G-91 landing (4 shots)
Initials FD/13.30 FD/14.16
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Background: The West German Air Force called for the construction of additional takeoff and landing facilities on public highways about ten years ago. Since then, a number of these emergency landing strips have been constructed on new section of autobahn.
When in emergency runway is needed, slotted crash barriers can be removed, traffic re-routed, and parking areas cleared in a matter of hours.
The latest runway is being tested this week. 1900 metres long, it is the eight to be put into service for the Luftwaffe.
The testing of these landing areas includes re-fuelling exercises to increase the operational range of loaded and unloaded aircraft and tests of the combat readiness of redeployed aircraft with their support teams.