LOW PRESSURE TYPE EXPANDABLE AIRCRAFT TIRE CHARACTERISTICS.
Final technical rept. May 65-Mar 66,
AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Type 3 low pressure expandable aircraft tires of the 9.50-16 and 23.00-20 sizes were investigated. These tires with their 30 to 50 percent outside diameter expansion capabilities were subjected to simulated landing taxi and taxi takeoff conditions. Results indicate that the load capacity and life of the expandable tires are equivalent to standard tires of the same size. Takeoff speeds on the order of 200 MPH were obtained on tires of both sizes.
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