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Landing gear

LC control no.sh2003003624
Topical headingLanding gear
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Found inWork cat.: Blanchard, Ulysse J. Full-scale dynamic landing-impact investigation of a prototype lunar module landing gear, 1969.
McGraw-Hill dictionary of scientific and technical terms, 2003: p. 1171 ("landing gear - (aero[space] eng[ineering]) - those components of an aircraft or spacecraft that support and provide mobility for the craft on land, water, or other surface. (mech[anical] eng[ineering]) - a pair of small wheels at the forward end of a semitrailer to support the vehicle when it is detached from the tractor")
Chambers dictionary of science and technology, 1999: p. 654 ("landing gear - (aero[nautics]) - That part of an aircraft which provides for its support and movement on the ground, and also for absorbing the shock on impact ...")
Academic Press dictionary of science and technology, 1992: p. 1202 ("landing gear - aviation - the collection of devices including wheels, skis and floats that enable a flight vehicle to land and move about on land, water, or other surfaces. Space technology - on certain rockets, a re-entry apparatus consisting of a parachute and release mechanism")