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Anatomy of a FAT: fire suppression systems on Kandahar Airfield pass the test

Before turning over newly constructed hangars such as this one to the U.S. Air Force on Kandahar Airfield, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts preliminary and final acceptance tests on the fire suppression system.

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This work, Anatomy of a FAT: fire suppression systems on Kandahar Airfield pass the test [Image 2 of 3], by Karla Marshall, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.27.2013

Date Posted:03.06.2013 07:42

Photo ID:880200



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Anatomy of a FAT: Fire suppression systems on Kandahar Airfield pass the test


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