Photographic Interpretation Keys Airfield Installations

Folks,Photographic Interpretation Keys Airfield Installations, AFM 200-40, NAVAER 10-35-611, 1954. This manual shows the basics of photo interpretation.

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COPY 1294 OF 1300 COPIES SERIES B
AFM 200-40
NAVAER 10-35-611
A I R   F O R C E   M A N U A L
INTELLIGENCE
PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION KEYS
AIRFIELD INSTALLATIONS
MARCH 1954
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE


SECRET

AFM 200-40
NAVAER 10-35-611

A I R F O R C E M A N U A L


INTELLIGENCE
PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION KEYS
AIRFIELD INSTALLATIONS
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MARCH 1954

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

SECRET


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WARNING

This document contains information affecting the national defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage Laws, Title 18 U.S.C., Section 793 and 794. Its transmission or the revelation of its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law.

Reproduction of this document in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission of the office of origin.

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Air Force:Directorate of Intelligence
Headquarters USAF
Washington 25, D. C.
ATTN: Dissemination Control Division
Army:Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2
Department of the Army
Washington 25, D. C.
ATTN: Training Division
Navy:Office of Chief of Naval Operations
Department of the Navy
Washington 25, D. C.
ATTN: DNC – Registered Publications Section

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AIR FORCE MANUAL
No. 200-40, SERIES B
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
WASHINGTON, March 1954

FOREWORD

1. Purpose and Scope. This Manual provides Air Force intelligence and operations units with one of a series of keys for the rapid and accurate reading and interpretation of aerial photographs. This particular key is intended for use as a subject key for airfield installations and activities.

2. Utilization. This Manual will serve as a text in photo intelligence officer and airman schools and will serve also as a reference for intelligence and operational personnel concerned with airphoto interpretation of installations and activities on airfields.

3. Coordination. This Manual has been coordinated with the Interservice Committee on Photo Interpretation Keys and Techniques of the Photo and Survey Section, Joint Intelligence Group, Joint Chiefs of Staff.

4. Changes. Proposed changes to the Manual will be submitted through appropriate channels to the Director of Intelligence, Headquarters USAF, ATTENTION: Reconnaissance Branch, Washington 25, D. C.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE:

 

OFFICIAL:
K.E. THIEBAUD
Colonel, USAF
Air Adjutant General
N. F. TWINING
Chief of Staff, United States Air Force

This Manual contains no copyright material.

DISTRIBUTION:

 

Zone of Interior and Overseas:
Headquarters USAF200
Major air commands1
Except ConAC, SAC, USAFE and FEAF5
3415 Technical Training group100
Wings (strat recon, tac recon, and bmr, only)2
Groups (strat recon, tac recon, and bmr, only)2
Squadrons (strat recon, tac recon, and bmr, only)2
Except Squadron (recon tech, only)10
2200 Test squadron1
Zone of Interior and Overseas — Con.
Miscellaneous:
National Security Agency1
Industrial College of the Armed Forces1
Armed Forces Staff College1
Central Intelligence Agency2
Library of Congress (Air Research Division)1
British Joint Services Mission1
Canadian Joint Service Staff1
Australian Joint Service Staff1
Department of the Army50
Department of the Navy300

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page
WARNING0.02
FOREWORD0.03
ILLUSTRATED TABLE OF CONTENTS0.06
SECTION 1. INTRODUCTION1.01
SECTION 2. LANDING AREA SURFACES2.01
Identification of Type2.02
Sod2.03
Graded Earth, Gravel, Coral, Sand and Clay2.04
Pierced Steel Plank2.06
Asphalt2.07
Concrete2.08
SECTION 3. PARKING FACILITIES3.01
General – Identification3.02
Identification3.03
Revetments3.04
Parking Lines, General Field Parking and Hardstands3.07
Taxiways and Aprons3.08
Locations – General3.09
On-field3.10
Off-field3.12
SECTION 4. FUEL, AMMUNITION AND BOMB STORAGE4.01
Identification of Type4.02
Tank Storage, Semiunderground4.04
Tank Storage, Aboveground4.06
Tank Storage, Underground – without aircraft refueling points4.08
Tank Storage, Underground – with aircraft refueling points4.09
Drum Storage4.10
Ammunition and Bomb Storage, Unsheltered4.11
Ammunition and Bomb Storage, Underground4.12
Ammunition and Bomb Storage, Blast-Sheltered4.12
SECTION 5. HANGARS5.01
General5.02
Sovzone, Germany5.03
U.S.S.R.5.06
SECTION 6. OTHER BUILDINGS6.01
General6.02
Headquarters Buildings6.03
Personnel Quarters6.05
Storage Facilities6.09
Warehouses6.10
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Motor Vehicle Storage6.11
Miscellaneous6.14
SECTION 7. ANTIAIRCRAFT GUNS7.01
General Features7.02
Heavy AA Batteries7.03
Automatic AA Guns7.05
SECTION 8. NAVIGATION FACILITIES8.01
General Visual Navigation Aids8.02
Visual Navigation Aids8.03
Radio and Radar Navigation Aids8.05
Ground-air Radio and Radio Homing Beacons8.06
Beam Approach Landing System8.07
Radar Navigation Aids8.08
SECTION 9. TRANSPORTATION9.01
General9.02
Railroads and Motor Roads9.03
Water9.06
Air, Animal and Human9.07
SECTION 10. MISCELLANEOUS FEATURES10.01
Compass-Aligning Base10.02
Aircraft-Gun Testing Range10.02
Drainage Pattern10.03
Aircraft Crates10.03
Jet Aircraft Blast Marks10.04
Security Fences10.04
Firebreaks10.04
Airfield Construction10.05
Transformer Stations10.05
Water Storage Tanks10.05
SECTION 11. OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES11.01
General11.02
Soviet Airfields11.03
Class 1 and 2 Airfields11.04
Class 3 Airfields11.05
Class 4 Airfields11.06
Class 4 and 5 Airfields11.07
BIBLIOGRAPHY12.01