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User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

I noticed this excellent photo in the database:


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It seems like the main gear is in a slightly odd configuration, with the front wheels on the bogie hanging lower than the rear ones. I would have thought that the configuration as seen on a 777 would make more sense:


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Can anyone shed some light?

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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

The 767 is like that so the gears can fit into the plane when retracted. Same goes with the A340-500/600, A380. I'm sure other aircraft have that reason as well.

User currently offlineCALPilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 998 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Does anyone know when NWA is going to retire the DC-9? Lol!

Welcome to Airliners, you can use the search feature for this frequent question.

But the answer is for retraction into the wheel wells.


User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2439 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

First of all, welcome to A.net.

If you do a search on "767 gear" in the Tech/Ops forum you will find a recent thread on this topic. It had 44 responses that should answer your question. However, I am sure some else will answer your question in this thread.



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User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Thanks guys, I did do a search (after a long time reading posts on a.net before joining I'd know I ought to search first) but maybe I wasn't thorough enough. Cheers anyway!

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