It's a version of taildragger versus tricycle gear
The F-117 had a tricycle gear
, which consists of a nose wheel and two main wheels (from the gear box under each wing).
We know little about the engineering magic that makes a 400-plus ton machine on a tricycle gear
lift itself towards the sky.
Standard features include servo drives, touch screen controls, cantilevered edge guilded unwind, splice table, integral slitter, glueless or coreless start, tall label roll closure system, semi-automatic core leader, automatic roll eject with integral roll tray, and CTC spopular tricycle gear
But the average tricycle gear
airplane--especially one sporting a high-mounted wing--can require purpose-designed jacks.
The Neptune is catapult-launched but can either land conventionally on its tricycle gear
, or belly land on water.
The Luscombe Spartan 185 is a four-place, fuel-injected, single engine, tricycle gear
, all-metal aircraft powered by Teledyne Continental Motors I0-360-ES 185 horsepower engine.
Last year, with little fanfare, Kitfox announced an LSA version of the airplane, available as either a taildragger or as a tricycle gear
The soft-field attitude observed in tricycle gear
airplanes, for example, is analogous to the three-point landing attitude in many tailwheel airplanes.
The Air Force eventually chose the T-34, with its tricycle gear
, as its next trainer.
The 172, of course, is a true tricycle gear
airplane, but one that almost didn't come to pass.
The 23-hour Student pilot was flying his second solo flight in a tricycle gear