Re: 4-point Landing Gear Aircraft

Date:         22 Jul 99 23:30:34 
From:         "Red Baron" <>
Organization: AT&T WorldNet Services
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James Fu wrote in message ...
>Why is it that pilots of aircraft with 4-point landing gear systems (nose,
>center, and one each main) sometimes deploy only the nose and main points,
>and not the center?  Naturally, aircraft like the MD11, DC10, and A340 are
>the referenced aircraft here.

Usually this means it is different version of the A/C as in the case of the
DC10 it is a DC-10-10 whereas the DC-10-30 is heavier due being
intercontinental and thus requiring the extra gear.  Hope this helps