The Design and Development of a Prototype Landing Gear System for Aircraft to be Operated from Rough Unprepared Fields 630441

VTOL and STOL aircraft play a significant role in the ever increasing mobility of the Armed Forces. The landing gear of these aircraft must be able to operate from rough, unprepared fields and must support the aircraft on soft soil as well as on irregular and pothole terrain. This paper discusses the requirements of such gear and describes the development and design characteristics of tires and equipment that meet performance needs.


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