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XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 11:05 AM
i know that this is something minor but why does the me-262 not have a nose gear that steers? it had one in real life and in the game the p-39 nose gear can turn, so why not the me-262?

XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 11:05 AM
i know that this is something minor but why does the me-262 not have a nose gear that steers? it had one in real life and in the game the p-39 nose gear can turn, so why not the me-262?

XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 11:14 AM
AFAIK the nose wheel rotated freely, and was not steerable.

It was standard practice to tow Me-262s to the correct place on the runway before takeoff.

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XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 11:59 AM
jj8325 wrote:
- i know that this is something minor but why does the
- me-262 not have a nose gear that steers? it had one
- in real life and in the game the p-39 nose gear can
- turn, so why not the me-262?
-
No it didn't. Both the P-39 and Me-262 had free castering nose wheels. They have differential braking. Press the left brake peddle, the left brake is applied, you turn left and the nose wheel castors to the left.


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XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 02:41 PM
StG77_Fennec wrote:
- AFAIK the nose wheel rotated freely, and was not
- steerable.
-
- It was standard practice to tow Me-262s to the
- correct place on the runway before takeoff.
-
They were towed onto the runway to conserve time on their precious engines.


I'd never join a club that would have ME as a member!!.