Star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1882 times:
It looks like the aircraft has just turned off one of the high-speed taxiways and is turning onto a taxiway in the opposite direction to where it landed. You can see that the area to the right of the aircraft is much wider than that to the left. A big part of this is an optical illusion - look at the perceived distance between the front wheel and main wheels and it looks tiny - and there is more than that distance both in front of and behind the aircraft. The lens used on the camera compresses all the distances quite dramatically.
Overall it doesn't look like a close turn at all - and the 346 has several cameras showing the position of the gear to make turns very straightforward.