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Alighting Gear Description

Main Landing Gear | Tail Wheel and Arresting Gear

The alighting gear unit consists of the main landing gear located in the center section and the tail wheel gear attached to the aft side of fuselage bulkhead at Station 288.  Both units are retractable.  The main gear swings back and rotates so the wheels lie flat in the wing. The wing wheel well is covered by the landing gear doors. The tail wheel is retracted into the fuselage, and the gap in the fuselage is partially covered by the wheel doors. Attached to the tail wheel assembly is the arresting hook which is used for carrier landings.

Main Landing Gear - Alighting Gear

The two units of the main landing gear are attached to the center section main beam just below the top capstrip at points approximately sixty-five inches outboard from the centerline of the fuselage (Fig 124). Each unit consists of an oleo strut, drag links, retracting mechanism, scissors, a pivot, knuckle fitting, and a 32"x8" Goodyear wheel with tire and tube. The oleo strut is attached to a knuckle fitting on the main beam by means of the pivot and is braced by the drag links, which also attach to the main beam. Scissors interconnect the outer cylinder of the oleo strut with the axle, on which the wheel in installed. Attached to the assembly is an alclad fairing (Fig 17) .

Tail Wheel and Arresting Gear - Alighting Gear

The retractable tail wheel installation comprises a wheel and yoke assembly, an oleo strut, a compression strut, a scissors assembly and a hydraulic actuating strut. (Fig 125) The compression strut attaches to a bracket on the upper part of the tail wheel bulkhead at station 288; the scissors assembly, as well as the forward part of the tail wheel housing attach to a bracket on the lower part of the same bulkhead. The hydraulic actuating strut is attached to a bracket on the centerline in the bottom of the fuselage at Station 260. The arresting hook is attached to the aft end of the tail wheel housing by means of a grease bolt. Both the tail wheel installation and the arresting gear are constructed of steel and aluminum.

 

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