110 Inch Aircraft Tire Test (1945)

110 Inch Aircraft Tire Test (1945)


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  • yannick juillet Reply

    we are undoubtably the very best tires company in the world we at MICHELIN-FRANCE.

    April 9, 2018 at 2:01 pm
  • Zuloff Reply

    Used on the XB-36.  The production B-36 used a 4 wheel main gear.  A single wheel just puts too much pressure in too small a space for runway surfaces to bear.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougsheley/5372047402

    April 9, 2018 at 2:45 pm
  • Gluvićツ Reply

    burnouts baby 😀

    April 9, 2018 at 2:51 pm
  • hyemart Reply

    The USAF told Consolidated to replace the single wheel on the B-36 with a 4 wheel truck because the ground pressure was too great on the single wheel and limited the B-36 to 3 airfields in the USA. The redesigned 4 wheel truck used 56 inch wheels and shaved off 1500 pound in the weight of the gear. I was stationed in Sheppard AFB when one the original B-36's diverted due to weather in all 3 of their primary airfields.

    April 9, 2018 at 3:06 pm
  • javacup912 Reply

    That looks like the tire for the original B-36 bomber, which eventually was replaced by two small tires. 3/4 ton for a tire, how about the wheel and brake assy? Humongous! I'm glad landing gear engineers got smarter.

    April 9, 2018 at 3:47 pm
  • anonov1 Reply

    Soon to be used as a fender for an aircraft carrier.

    April 9, 2018 at 3:56 pm
  • Andy Hanna Reply

    370,000 pound wheel… wtf…

    April 9, 2018 at 4:16 pm
  • Don Hildebrand Reply

    FYI this place still exists. I work there, but lets just say its much more modern now.

    April 9, 2018 at 5:08 pm
  • mike hunt Reply

    i want those on my truck

    April 9, 2018 at 5:28 pm
  • kmg501 Reply

    It's interesting to think how much further along we are with material compounds and plying that makes a huge difference for how much punishment tires can withstand. Do we have anything even close aircraft wise that requires a tire of that size these days?

    April 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm
  • santoro2020 Reply

    @fuzzybeard2016 Not a plane, the first monster truck! 🙂

    April 9, 2018 at 6:59 pm
  • CSIS25 Reply

    @patienceking BMX

    April 9, 2018 at 7:22 pm
  • wufwufwufwuf Reply

    real tec stuff this one
    thx for ya post my mate really cool channel

    April 9, 2018 at 8:16 pm
  • David Lindsey Reply

    What kind of airplane would require that large of a tire?

    April 9, 2018 at 8:38 pm
  • patienceking Reply

    what plane used that tire?

    April 9, 2018 at 8:46 pm
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    April 9, 2018 at 9:06 pm

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