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Retread Tires on Military Planes

Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:44 am

What is it like running retread tires on military planes, including military transport planes and fighter jets. Also, what measures are taken to ensure that they are safe.
 
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Re: Retread Tires on Military Planes

Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:16 am

Just like any other tires in aviation. Recaps are no big deal
 
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Re: Retread Tires on Military Planes

Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:59 am

Getting a brand new, non-retreaded tire out of the warehouse is more of a surprise actually.

A retread tire is little different to getting an avionics box that's been repaired and checked at the workshop, or a hydraulic actuator that's just out of overhaul.
 
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:06 am

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Re: Retread Tires on Military Planes

Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:23 pm

IIRC, and it's been a long time, but the T-38 had to have new tires every change. But that was almost 40 years ago, so my memory could be off. Fini flight at KRND 8/83.
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Re: Retread Tires on Military Planes

Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:41 pm

mmo wrote:
IIRC, and it's been a long time, but the T-38 had to have new tires every change. But that was almost 40 years ago, so my memory could be off. Fini flight at KRND 8/83.


Working with the tire distribution warehouse at Wright-Patt back in the '80s. Wasn't uncommon to send a L-188 belly compartment full of T-38 tires to AETC bases. Had to be careful how we loaded them, tires shifting inflight could keep the belly doors from opening.
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