Antiskid anyone?

It’s not easy to slow down a heavy B744 Jumbo after a high and fast approach….

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  1. There are no brakes in the nosewheels. The smoke is from spinning up the tires just after the tires touch down.

  2. Don’t understand. It’s just nose gear touchdown. There is no braking on the nose gear….

  3. Yes,
    I know. The title was ironic but probably a bit deceiving. I just wanted to underline that a huge amount of smoke is visible in the image most probably because of a fast landing.
    Anyway, thank you very much for the comments!

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