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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Flat Tire @ Mach 2

U.S. Air Force Tech changes a tire on an F-16 fighter jet.
McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Feb. 7, 2015.
U.S. Air National Guard photo by Jorge Intriago.
OK, so getting a flat while airborne is not an issue, at least not till you try to land. That tire doesn't look any bigger than a conventional automobile tire, but it has to carry ten times the load at twice the speed. And check out the disk brake assembly. Slightly more substantial than what you find on your average super-car.

1 comment:

AndrewP said...

Neato, I also liked this, Airbus A320 tire change:
http://youtu.be/RSrTX1Oi2hc

Surprisingly 300,000+ others did too.