Aviation Photo #1784868 Airbus A340-211 - South African Airways

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[14:36] Close-up of this massive aircraft's starboard landing gear. The four massive wheels look a little flat even though there are currently no passengers on board this A340 and it has minimal fuel in its tanks. I'm guessing it weights half its MTOW. [Canon 400D + 100-400mm @ 370mm]
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    Daniel P Fretwell
    South African Airways
    Airbus A340-211
    Airbus A340-200
    Airbus A340-200
    Port Elizabeth (- HF Verwoerd)
    South Africa
    July 10, 2010
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7 years ago
Brilliant Perspective!
7 years ago
I really really love these high detail close-ups, keep them coming and nice work!
7 years ago
Brakes and wheels ok for next flightday
7 years ago
Very interesting detail shot of high quality. And as for the tire pressure, I think it needs to be somewhat low to allow for the air to expand when it heats up (higher surrounding temperature, when tires touch the ground and of course because of the heat radiates by the braking discs).

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