Landing Gear

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Landing Gear

The apparatus comprising those components of an aircraft or spacecraft that support and provide mobility for the craft on land, water, or other surface. The landing gear consists of wheels, floats, skis, bogies, and treads, or other devices, together will all associated struts, bracing shock absorbers, etc. </dd>
Landing gear includes all supporting components, such as the tail wheel or tail skid, outrigger wheels or pontoons, etc., but the term is often conceived to apply only to the principle components, i.e., to the main wheels, floats, etc., and the nose gear, if any. See auxiliary landing gear. </dd>


This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use