Sponsor Message:
Aviation Technical / Operations Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Did All 727-100's Have A Nosegear Brake?  
User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

I remember hearing about the 727-100's having a nosegear brake. Do all of them do? Or just some of the 727-100's

Andrea Kent

3 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineNorCal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

I don't believe the -100 had nose wheel brakes. Only the -200 did and I think it was an option not standard issue.

User currently offlineAmtrosie From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2963 times:

The Nose wheel brakes were a customer option for the 100 and 200. They proved to be not very economical for the vast majority of the operators, those that had them soon removed them.

User currently offlineBoeingFixer From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Quoting NorCal (Reply 1):
I don't believe the -100 had nose wheel brakes. Only the -200 did and I think it was an option not standard issue.

As Amtrosie said, the nose wheel brakes were available as a customer option on all 727's. In fact the majority of them were installed on the -100 but were removed over time due to the extra maintenance involved with little return. The nose wheel brakes required an extra anti-skid unit as well as the brake assemblies and associated plumbing. The removal of the system shaved about 200 lbs off the empty weight of the aircraft.

The last 727 to have nose wheel brakes in service was an ex-Pacific Western 727-171C registered C-FPXD (yes, I worked on it). After Pacific Western it was flown by Echo Bay Mines/Corp Air and went on to First Air in YOW. It's now flying with TAAG Angola Airlines.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Kevin Wachter
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Normando Carvalho Jr.



Cheers, John YYC
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Did All 727-100's Have A Nosegear Brake?
No username? Sign up now!

Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Tech/Ops related posts only!
  • Not Tech/Ops related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Did All DC-9s Have Rear Airstairs As Std Equip? posted Thu Jul 29 2004 08:35:20 by MD-90
How Fast Can A 727-100 Be Slowed Down? posted Tue May 1 2007 22:17:23 by Blackbird
727-100 Or 737-100/200, Which Has Better..... posted Tue Jul 8 2003 21:04:51 by John
Fokker 70/100 Tail Speed Brake posted Sun May 4 2003 16:05:01 by Panther
Why Do All 3 Major NYC Airports Have Runways 4/22? posted Fri Mar 30 2007 05:38:19 by CoolGuy
Why (OH) CRJ Have Flaps Down All The Time? posted Sat Jan 20 2007 21:37:04 by KLM672
Did JAL Have Any PW JT9D-7R4G2 Passenger 747 200? posted Mon Jul 3 2006 00:14:50 by 747400sp
Did Turbo Jet Powered 707 Have Trust Reverser? posted Wed Jun 28 2006 00:05:14 by 747400sp
Why Did Soviet Airliners Have Glass Nose? posted Sun Sep 11 2005 15:13:26 by TaromA380
Did The Concorde Have Any Speed Brakes? posted Tue Aug 23 2005 23:00:02 by Aak777

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format