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Tricycle landing gear is the most common landing gear scheme in the current days, it consists in two sets of big wheels under the wings and a small wheel in the nose, unlike conventional landing gear, the small wheel in tricycle can retract.

AdvantagesEdit

  • The straight angle allows a complete visibility of the ground.

VariantsEdit

  • In some modern commercial aircraft there's a fourth set of wheels in the center between the wing ones.
  • Some other aircraft like Tupolev TU-154 don't retract the rear gear under the fuselage, but in special compartiments in the middle of the wings.
  • Another light aircraft like Cessna or De Havilland Canada don't retract their landing gear.

AircraftEdit

Commercial AirplanesEdit

Military aircraftEdit

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