Landing Gear

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Note the bare titanium inside the landing gear door, and the aluminum added to the tire rubber to reflect heat away from the rubber in cruising flight. The SR-71 was made of titanium because it couldn't have flown as fast if made from aluminum- heating from just the speed through the air would have weakened aluminum too much. As to the 3 wheel/3 tire design- more surface area for the tires, lower loading, softer landing. This plane has moved since I took the picture- I can't see it on the…

SR-71 3 wheel main landing gear

Note the bare titanium inside the landing gear door, and the aluminum added to the tire rubber to reflect heat away from the rubber in cruising flight. The SR-71 was made of titanium because it couldn't have flown as fast if made from aluminum- heating from just the speed through the air would have weakened aluminum too much. As to the 3 wheel/3 tire design- more surface area for the tires, lower loading, softer landing. This plane has moved since I took the picture- I can't see it on the…

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