Trivia aircraft: C-5 strategic transport aircraft’s main landing gear can be rotated

The C-5M “Galactic” strategic transport aircraft is the second largest military strategic transport aircraft after the An-124, with…

The C-5M “Galactic” strategic transport aircraft is the second largest military strategic transport aircraft after the An-124, with a maximum take-off weight of nearly 420 tons.


Trivia aircraft: C-5 strategic transport aircraft's main landing gear can be rotated
Trivia aircraft: C-5 strategic transport aircraft’s main landing gear can be rotated

For such a heavy transport aircraft, the landing gear system is naturally also very special. The main landing gear of the C-5M transport aircraft is composed of 4 sets of “tricycle” type two-wheel landing gears, with a total of 28 wheels, which is very complicated. In order to reduce the turning radius when the ground is taxiing, the main landing gear of the C-5M transport aircraft is designed to be steerable. When taxiing, it can be deflected to the left or right by 20 ° to reduce the turning radius.

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