Re: tire gas ....

Date:         03 Oct 99 17:38:34 
From: (Louis A. Ramsay)
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In <airliners.1999.1005@ohare.Chicago.COM> "Dr.Deepthi  Attygalle"
<> writes:
>can someone tell me why aircraft tires are filled with nitrogen,
>instead of air ?

     Nitrogen will not absorb any moisture.

     Last thing you would want at touchdown would be a chunk of ice in
the tires.  (Sort of "out of balance.)

     If we were at a miltary airport and nitrogen was unavalable, we
could use air from one of their special compressors - triple filtered
and dehydrated (circa mid 60's).