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When The Marines First Moved Into Chu Lai in 1965 Every Takeoff Was Like A Catapult Launch
In the film “CE-2 Trackless Aircraft Launcher” produced by the Naval Air Engineering Center in 1966, the concept of Short Airfield for Tactical Support (SATS) is explained. SATS consisted of a 2,000 foot aluminum planked runway with a trackless aircraft launcher and field arresting gear. A Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (Seabees) and Marine Corps Air […] More