Re: Concorde tyres

Date:         21 Mar 2001 18:33:28 
From:         "James Weber" <mattheww50@home.com>
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>The report was wrong. There is a water deflector fitted in front of each
>bogie. BA modified their water deflectors by strengthening them quite a
>few years ago. The French did not.

Don't think strengthened is a good description for what they did, because
the BA ones will break just as easily as the AF versions, however when the
BA one's break, they will remain attached to the airframe. The Water
deflector is basically an empty pipe, and mod consists of running a high
strength cable through the hollow portion, so if the pipe breaks apart, the
cable holds the pieces to the airframe....