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  • Dr Strangelove
    Doktor Merkwrdigliebe
    • May 2008
    • 1384

    B24 Nose wheel collapse

    Just heard on FB that the Commemorative Air Force B24 has suffered a nose wheel collapse, no injuries & damage looks slight, but will put it out of action for a bit.

    pic here
    Sometimes it's better to be a bumblebee than it is to be Professor Heinkel.
  • pogno
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Dec 2005
    • 1183

    #2
    Saw about that on WIX, the same problem afflicted the B-24 in it operational days and sometimes led to foreward fuselage failure and loss of crew. Being on a paved runway rather than grass probably helped it slide gently to a halt without digging in.


    Richard
    "Where are you from?"
    "America" Somebody laughed politely.

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    • Snoopy7422
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Oct 2011
      • 840

      #3
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      What's 'FB'...?

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      • Bomberboy
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        • Nov 2004
        • 854

        #4
        BookFace or FacelessBook depending on which way you look at it.

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        • paul178
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Mar 2011
          • 2925

          #5
          My Father had a nosewheel collapse in the Western Desert in 1943. So definately not uncommon. Lost a nosewheel and bent another B24 in Gibraltar when soneone thought it would would be a good idea to strenghan the defences by digging a gun pit and trench across the taxiway and not tell anyone!
          I have kleptomania,But when it gets bad
          I take something for it.

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          • Bager1968
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • May 2005
            • 3635

            #6
            Faceborg.
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