Re: 767 Landing Gear

Date:         29 Apr 99 22:10:25 
From:         "Chuck" <chorning@email.msn.com>
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This is my understanding: Originally the 767 was to have a straight main
landing gear strut similar to the 757. It was found that the aircraft weight
was not distributed over a large enough area though and could not use some
runways. A bow was added to the struts to make them further apart. Doing
this required tilting the trucks in the way you describe to get them into
the wheel wells.

This is the story I have heard, it sound reasonable.
Chuck