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Douglas Skyraider in Detail
Landing Gear

n By Dan Kut
n Additional photos by Robert Lundin


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Port undercarriage leg viewed from the inboard side. 

The AD4W / AEW.1 only had one gear cover shown here while other Skyraiders had two more covering the wheel itself when retracted.

Photo: Dan Kut

 


Port wheel well viewed directly from below. Forward is to the right on the picture.

Photo: Dan Kut

 


Details of the main gear's retraction mechanism

Photo: Robert Lundin

Close-up on the tail wheel.

Photo: Dan Kut

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