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Challenges in Landing Gear Design for V/STOL Service XC-142A
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1965 by SAE International in United States
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If operating restrictions are to be avoided in V/STOL service, features and capabilities beyond conventional landing gear requirements are necessary. Challenges imposed by longer strokes, drift landings, and take-offs without forward velocity, high ground flotation, and rough field operation must be met without exceeding exceptionally low weight targets. The general approach to the design of the XC-142A, a V/STOL transport, landing gear system is described. Certain design features resulting from V/STOL requirements are described in detail.
CitationAlbach, W. and Fewel, K., "Challenges in Landing Gear Design for V/STOL Service XC-142A," SAE Technical Paper 650843, 1965, https://doi.org/10.4271/650843.
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