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Started by Will, Sat, 4 Jun 2022 21:47
QuoteSo, why such a large variation in the number of wheels? As I've stated before, the reason is twofold: to distribute weight and increase stopping power.As airplanes grow in size, the weight they exert must be shouldered by the pavement they're riding on. For example, if a 747 were equipped with three large tires, it would cause the pavement to break and fail wherever it taxied. This immense weight focused on three points in the pavement is too much of a load. So the options are clear: Either increase the depth and strength of every taxiway and runway in the world, or add more tires to evenly distribute the weight. This is why the 747 has 18 wheels.(... continues about brakes ...)