WingnutMN From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 616 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4031 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?
Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing! It's a bonus if you can fly the plane again!!