Study of ground-reaction forces measured during landing impacts of a large airplane

Albert W. Hall, Richard H. Sawyer, James M. McKay
May 1958

Some results are presented of tests conducted on a large bomber-type airplane to determine the ground-reaction forces imposed on the main landing gear under actual landing conditions. The data were obtained from 30 landings made at vertical velocities up to 8.4 feet per second and at forward ground speeds from 81.0 to 119.5 knots on both wet and dry concrete runways.

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