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User currently offlineGearup From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 578 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

Can anyone explain the 'doors' just above the landing gear under the wing of this C17? I would suppose they have something to do with the gear retraction sequence, any ideas?


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

It's doors for the Main landing Gear Shock struts. As the main gear fold up, the shock struts fold back into the fuselage.


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User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

Ok... so what do the shock struts do? Are they just regular shock absorbers that are extra long, or are they something special?

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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2657 times:

I think they have more travel when they are not tucked away, that once the wheels retract, they may punch a hole through the fuselage if the doors weren't there. Anyone wanna add or correct?


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