Jemiba said:Wheelsize is a function of the weight carried by this wheel. In the case
of the Ho/Go 229 it was the nose wheel, which carried the larges part of
the aircrafts weight, contrary to most other nose wheel aircraft. I think,
its more a centerwheel landing gear, á la Lockheed U2, than a conventional
nose wheel landing gear.
agricola64 said:yes .. but having two smaller wheels side by side instead of that single large one would possibly free up lots of valuable space - like for fuel or avionics ..
It was intended as additional cushioning so that the HoIX could be flown from substandard, muddy runwaysagricola64 said:can anyone explain the logic behing this humungous nosewheel?
especially as rubber was a scarce material in ww2 germany
That is interesting information. The drawings show that bombs or drop tanks could be carried, but if the ETC-500 racks can't be installed, then that is not possible?!?Avimimus said:I remember that Gibbage argued that the internal structure of the Go-229 had no provisions for the ETC-500 racks (which means that the 3x1000 version was truly speculative pitch). This may apply to droptanks as well (as the wing tanks were quite expansive).
Johnbr said:Here is a file that I have had for 30yr's.Hope you all like it.