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Gear On Concorde

Thu Jan 27, 2000 7:04 am

Why does the concorde have so high landing gear?

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RE: Gear On Concorde

Thu Jan 27, 2000 7:07 am

Probably to keep debris from getting sucked into those low-slung engines. I could be wrong- I'm not an engineer. Also, maybe to provide clearance for the rear fuselage on rotation. They need a little retractable wheel in the tailcone as it is.
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