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The C-5A Landing Gear
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1967 by SAE International in United States
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With airplanes becoming progressively heavier, and runways already being damaged by present-day aircraft, it is apparent that more thought must be given to flotation. There is a great need for high flotation landing gears on both military and commercial aircraft.
High flotation was a basic parameter in the C-5A landing gear design when it was first conceived and a computerized study of 2600 landing variants revealed the present design to be optimum for an airplane, with the weight and mission concept of the C-5A. Reviewed in this paper are its history, design, and capabilities.
CitationCurrey, N., "The C-5A Landing Gear," SAE Technical Paper 670561, 1967, https://doi.org/10.4271/670561.
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