Accession Number : ADD005934

Title :   Retractable Nose Landing Gear.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Churchill,R C

Report Date : 08 Feb 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A retractable nose landing gear for a high performance aircraft including a structure which is pivoted into the fuselage of the aircraft and which positions the wheel mechanically relative to the landing gear structures to provide stowage of the wheel in a horizontal position directly behind the retracted landing gear structure thereby providing a minimum of storage space in the aircraft while maximizing space for an engine air duct above the landing gear wheel well and helping to reduce aircraft frontal area. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Landing gear, *Airplane noses, Retractable, Pivots, Fuselages, Wheels, Positioning devices(Machinery), Horizontal orientation, Hydraulic equipment, Electrical equipment

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE