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U.S. Patent Specifications

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 September 1937



A retractable landing gear for an aeroplane which comprises, in combination, at least two struts pivotally connected together and each pivotally connected to said aeroplane, a wheel carried by one of said struts, one of said struts being of jointed structure and including two elements articulated with respect to each other, an operating device, wholly supported by said jointed strut and mechanically independent of the aero‐plane proper, including two parts movable with respect to each other, one of said parts being mechanically connected to said strut elements, mechanical means for interconnecting the other part of said device with each of these two strut elements in such manner that relative displace ments of these two parts of the device produce angular displacements of the strut elements, and means, operative from the aeroplane proper, for producing displacements of said two parts of the operating device with respect to each other.


(1937), "U.S. Patent Specifications", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 9 No. 9, pp. 252-252.




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