Video shows how enormous C-5 Galaxy’s 28-wheel landing gear system works

The huge C-5 Galaxy features a unique tricycle-type landing gear system consisting of a total of 28 wheels.

As already explained, this fine piece of machinery is made of four main units fitted in tandem pairs, each with a six-wheel bogie with two forward and four rear wheels.

The Main Landing Gear rotates 90 degrees horizontally to be accomodated inside the gear bays when retracted after take off; futhermore, it is steerable for a 20 degrees left or right for crosswind landings.

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