On 13 Jul 2005, at 08:35, Ciaran Johnston wrote:
> Anders Holm wrote:
>>>>> The planes didn't have landing gears, to save weight, and hence fuel.
>> Do they not need that sort of stuff to take off?
They had taking off gear, which was jettisoned on take off and reused
for some other poor schmuck. Not alone did they get multiple uses from
the same gear, but I imagine taking off only gear could be rather
lighter than landing gear, as the shocks involved are somewhat less.
P.S. This thread started off OT, and has now gone so far OT that it
will surely manage to get back on topic sometime soon by lapping itself
- or something.
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