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Cam Ranh Bay Pictures

Cam Ranh Bay AFB - Caribou Ramp
This is the Pierced Steel Plank (PSP) Caribou ramp on the east side of Cam Ranh Bay AFB. The interlocking PSP "planks" were used throughout Vietnam a both a runway surface and a ramp surface. Initially they had a non-skid surface coating which provided good traction. As they wore, however, they became smooth and when combined with a little rain and mud, they were as slippery as ice.

Visible in the background is a C-5 departing for the "world".

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Revised: 24 March 1999