I was also told that high-wing aircraft offers more cargo capacity that low-wing planes bacause you don't have the wing going through the plane.
Yes and no. High-winged planes still have the wing going through the plane, just not at floor level. So it's a problem for people bumping their heads
Low wings give:
- Easier engine maintenance.
- No wing/fuse box in the main cabin.
- Easier fueling (assuming fuel orifices in the wings)
- Generally shorter gear.
High wings give:
- Less risk of FOD.
- More space to hang stuff (bombs, drop tanks, engines, etc) under the wing.
- Trickier landing gear design. Either in the fuse with narrow track, or in the engines with long legs.
- Fuse closer to the ground given engine clearance. Thus easier for cargo.
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