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A321 Landing Gear Question  
User currently offlineWingnutMN From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 643 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4667 times:

I was curious as to why the A321 doesn't have a tandem axel main gear like the 757. The MTOW of the A321 is 205,000lbs and the MTOW of the 757-200 is 255,000 lbs. Is the difference of 50,000 lbs the reason, or does the A321 have a stronger landing gear to support the extra weight on a single axil?

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17044 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4630 times:

50k lbs is a good reason. Fewer wheels= fewer parts that can break down, have to be maintained, etc.


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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4594 times:

The B727-200Adv is even heavier than the A321 and still only has single axle landing gear.

User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

A321's main wheel assy is appreciably larger than the 319's and 320's.

User currently offlineKerberos From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

Some do have tandem axles....


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Anyone know why Indian airlines chose this option?

EDIT: I just realized this is an A320 and the question was regarding A321, but still somewhat relevant...

[Edited 2004-12-16 08:05:31]


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User currently offlineFlyboy1980 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2003, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4516 times:

I read in a book that Indian Airlines chose the 4 wheel main bogies as a lot of the airports the 320 flies to don't have very strong pavement / apron areas.

The 4 wheel bogie spreads the weight over a greater area, making it less likely to break through the apron surface.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4419 times:

Anyone know why Indian airlines chose this option
This probably is the most asked question on A.Net.

Do a search.You'll find a lot of Answers.

In the present senerio its not serving any purpose.Although at that time it was chosen for IA because of Not to perfect Runways in the country.
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