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To: ken5050
I'm not going to look it up, but it's not 45 degrees. It's more like 20-something.

The B-52 has non-standard landing gear with 2 sets of bogies fore and aft, and outrigger retractable wheels in the wing tips.

The main bogies can indeed be steered so that the aircraft can crab into a cross-wind, and yet land with the bogies rolling straight and true.

Which is important, because the sidewall pressure on a crosswind landing is harsh.

That was classified for a LONG time.

/johnny

30 posted on 04/15/2012 7:46:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Many thanks for the info..I’ll try to find some vids and post the links..


31 posted on 04/15/2012 7:50:42 PM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: JRandomFreeper
yup... and for years absolutely NO pictures were allowed to be published from head on or behind during take off or landings because if it
36 posted on 04/15/2012 7:57:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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