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Old 22nd March 2014, 15:30
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Temporary landing grounds?

During Desert Storm, did US and Allied aircraft always operate from permanent bases or were there any temporary landing grounds like WWII PSP or something similar? I am especially thinking about the RAF and USMC Harriers.

May be that contemporary jets needed too much runway, when loaded, to justify temporary landing grounds?

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Old 26th March 2014, 13:39
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Re: Temporary landing grounds?

John,

Perhaps not an especially laid out airfield as such, but Tanajib was used as a forward base for USMC Harriers during Desert Storm.
And the amphibious carrier USS Nassau was also used as an Harrier platform.
There also was the forward Lonesome Dove base near Al Khanjar (spelled like this), but I believe this was for USMC helicopter operations only.

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Old 26th March 2014, 16:00
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Re: Temporary landing grounds?

Thanks Leendert!
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Old 10th November 2014, 18:22
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Re: Temporary landing grounds?

Many thanks Col & Paul, I think you are both correct on this one, Hans did also tell me he lived between Cologne & Dusseldorf, the area is correct!

Thanks guys,

Melvin
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