Re: HS Trident/More wierdness

Date:         13 Jul 97 01:25:53 
From:         "john r." <>
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In article <airliners.1997.1372@ohare.Chicago.COM>, k_ish
<> writes
>Another wierdness of the Trident was the nose gear arrangement (IMHO
>ingenious as well).
>The nose gear retracted sideways, as I recall it swung to the left.  The
>gear leg was offset to the (right?) of the fuselage centerline.

The tale was that they used an offset nose gear to prevent the runway
center lights causing bumping because the autoland was so good.
This may not be true !

john r.