Awesome video shows what a fine piece of machinery the Air Force’s C-5 Galaxy’s landing gear system is November 19, 2012Posted by David Cenciotti in : Military Aviation , trackback
The one in this post is an interesting footage filmed with a camera mounted on the aircraft’s main landing gear.
The enormous C-5 Galaxy features a really interesting and complex tricycle-type landing gear system. The main landing gear consists of four main units fitted in tandem pairs, each with a six-wheel bogie with two forward and four rear wheels. MLG’s units have an offset swiveling capability: the rear main landing gear is steerable for a 20 degrees left or right for crosswind landings, and it rotates 90 degrees horizontally before it is retracted after takeoff.
The entire landing gear consists of a total of 28 wheels.
Noteworthy, the landing gear can lower so the cargo floor is at truck-bed height to facilitate vehicle loading and unloading and it can also raise each set of wheels, for maintenance purposes.