[Video] From the C-5 Galaxy’s 28-wheel Main Landing Gear’s point of view

Here’s a video shot from the unique 28-wheel main landing gear of a huge C-5 Galaxy.

As already explained, the U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy airlifter is equipped with a complex Main Landing Gear (MLG) made of four main units fitted in tandem pairs, each with a six-wheel bogie with two forward and four rear wheels.

What makes it unique is the fact that the gear rotates 90 degrees horizontally to be accomodated inside the bays when retracted and it is also steerable (20 degrees left or right) for crosswind landings.

Here’s an interesting video which shows an approach and landing from an unusal point of view located close to the MLG.


H/T to Roberto Giordano for sharing this video with us.

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.