How long did it take to set up those metal runways? Were the metal sheets spiked into the ground? How big were they? Also, how are commercial runways built?

  • $\begingroup$ What are you talking about? What "portable runway" are you asking about? Where was it built? When? $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    Nov 13, 2019 at 1:41
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    – Pondlife
    Nov 13, 2019 at 2:04
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    $\begingroup$ Which runways? That might help us answer the rest of your questions. $\endgroup$ Nov 13, 2019 at 2:29
  • $\begingroup$ It really depends on "where". $\endgroup$ Nov 13, 2019 at 2:50
  • $\begingroup$ You should remove the "also..." part of your question and ask that as a separate thread. $\endgroup$
    – Sanchises
    Nov 13, 2019 at 6:43

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Google is your friend. Try it. "perforated metal airstrip"


"A runway two hundred feet wide and 5000 feet (1500 m) long could be created within two days by a small team of engineers."


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