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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Singapore Jet Fighter Exercise

RSAF Exercise Torrent 2016 - Montage

The Repulbic of Singapore Air Force conducted an exercise that included operating jet fighters from a public road. The video shows how much trouble it is to prepare a roadway for use as a runway for supersonic aircraft. The best part though is the title of the soundtrack: Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans

1 comment:

Ole Phat Stu said...

There are sections of the Autobahn here in Germany which were deloberately built free of obstructions at the sides, bridges,signs etc. so that they could be used as runways if regular airfields had been destroyed in a potential WW3. Such was coldwar planning. The give-away is that there are "parking lots" at the ends of such sections, with small feed roads for fuel trucks etc.

Later we had dynamically-relocatable VTOL places with heat resistant mats for Harriers to land in clearings in the woods. The Brits didn't need runways :-)
Several such clearings near here :-) The give-away is small feed roads into the woods for fuel trucks etc.