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Old 17th Jun 2012, 16:13
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Lima Juliet
Join Date: May 2000
Location: UK
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The take off roll of a Super Hornet at SL/ISA max weight is ~3700ft and ~1500ft at minimum weight - all within the capability of what was at Kandahar at the time. Putting in a temporary arrestor system can be done in a matter of hours.

So, like the previous poster said, the Harrier and/or VSTOL wasn't the only option available...

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