PPRuNe Forums - View Single Post - Harrier transition to and from hover
View Single Post
Old 8th Mar 2014, 20:50
  #66 (permalink)  
Helmut Mann
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Safety Equipment
Posts: 12
Some great info here, thanks guys.


I was looking at a pic of the Harrier (II, I think) with the gear extended and I note the nose gear doors are closed at the tyre end of the system but the leg end is obviously open around the pivot end of the leg with a very tight opening allowed around the leg. Why is this? Does the door-closed system prevent damage to internal systems (eg Hydraulics) during the vertical take off or landing, from FOD produced by the downward thrust or is there something more to it?
Helmut Mann is offline