|Quoting 474218 (Reply 26):|
Actually the gear bays (nose and main) are no where near the cabin.
You're totally right. I really didn't mean the cargo cabin but inside
the fuselage. Heres a graphic to show what's inside this area in the A330. The blue area is the cargo cabin, the yellow is the NLG bay and the red is the avionics bay (this is the area that Airbus thought of assigning as crew rest area instead for the A350 mk.1):
Then I want to show how, officially the gear of the A300 differs from that of the A330.
A300 nose landing gear:
compared to A330/340
The measurements are:
105.98 inches for the A300,and
104.70 inches for the A330/340.
But observe that the main landing gear is different: A300:
compared to A330/340:
117.05 inches for the A300, and
159.80 inches for the A330/340.
That would explain at least one reason why the A330/340 have a slope. Main landing gear is longer, and that, I suppose, is to accommodate for the A330's engines.
|Quoting NoUFO (Reply 25):|
And here I was thinking Airbus simply used the A300/A310's nose gear as a cost saving measure.
as a bonus, here's the 787's nose landing gear: