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User currently offlineFlying_727 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 442 posts, RR: 4
Posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

I have a post card with a 735 on it and it looks like the landing gear just folds up and the tires are exposed is it really this way or is it maybe painted the color of the tire.


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User currently offlineAA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

You are correct. There are no landing gear doors on any model of the 737. I believe it was weight concerns. But anyways, you are correct in believing that there are no gear doors.

User currently offlineOlympic A-340 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 780 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

On the rear landing gear, there are no doors, but I think there ARE doors on the nose gear. Correct me if I am wrong.

User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3755 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1793 times:
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You are not wrong. The nosegear has doors, the mains do not.

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User currently offlineCitation From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

It is common to not have main gear doors. The Mach 0.92 Citation X (Ten) does not have gear door on the main gear. It is the fastest civil airplane except for the Concorde.

User currently offlineChiuaua From Netherlands, joined Apr 2000, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

It indeed has no MLG doors, covering the tyres. This is done for cooling reasons as far as I know. Because the 737 is a short-haul aircraft with many landings a day. To leave the wheels uncovered, some airflow is created along the brakes. I can assure you they're hot after a landing. I once did a brake change during a turnaround (turnaround time 1 hour). Weneeded towels to protect ourselves against the heat.

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