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Month in the Patent Office

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 March 1953



An aircraft undercarriage comprises a four‐wheeled bogie, of which two of the wheels, 16, 17, are independently rotatable and are mounted on a common transverse axle 15 at the lower end of the undercarriage leg 13, the other two wheels 21, 24 being mounted in tandem in a fore‐and‐aft plane extending between and parallel to the wheels 16, 17, and being castorable and/or steerable. The wheels 21,24 are carried by brackets 18, 19 mounted on the axle 15 and provided with supplementary shock absorbers 26, 27 connected to a cross‐head 28 on the leg 13. Antishimmy devices may be provided for the castoring wheels, together with means for aligning them when the aircraft is airborne.


(1953), "Month in the Patent Office", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 25 No. 3, pp. 92-92.




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