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What Is It About The Front Gear Of This Plane?  
User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1158 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

i was looking at that pic, but i wasn't sure what was that thing in the front main landing gear, is that a flat tire?





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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

That is Boeing's gravel runway kit...it prevents gravel from being kicked up by the nosewheel.

It also includes two bleed air outlets in front of the engine intakes whose purpose is to create a vortex in front of the air intake to prevent stray gravel from being injested by the engines...



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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

It looks like the modification for soft fields or dirt runways. Not 100% sure though, will have to look into it...

User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

Kelpkid beat me to it. Here is a link I found for you...

http://www.b737.org.uk/unpavedstripkit.htm


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