You are forgetting we have smart motorways now.I think people are confusing the presence of a large strip of black top, the ability to land at an airfield in-extremis, and the ability to operate from it. The 3 are all different and our ability to do the latter is pretty much limited to the places we do it from now.
For some of those airfields there's the question of runway length and LCN, which might well disqualify them for the V force, eg Shawbury and Cranwell.
I saw a Victor land at Shawbury in 1993 - probably quite light, because it was the last Victor flight and destined for the Cosford museum. The Airfield's dispersal role was for postage and courier purposes but had ORPs for Canberras.For some of those airfields there's the question of runway length and LCN, which might well disqualify them for the V force, eg Shawbury and Cranwell.
Only if landing vertically. Anyway, the whole idea of the concept is to dive in for fuel and weapons and shoot off again. If you scorch the road while doing it, it doesn't matter: you won't be back and the bad guys will already have rocket artillery in the air to make sure of it.
Oh well it must be fine then. Never mind an expert assessment of the actual state of the runway’s serviceability, it’s load carrying ability, the taxiways, airfield lighting, navaids, explosive storage area, aircraft servicing areas, bulk fuel areas, licenced live-armed slots and engineering facilities, we’ll move in next week.Well it looked alright last month. Never mind, forget I asked...