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What are the advantages and disadvantages of having landing gear doors? To make comparison easy, let us take the example of B737 and A320, both similar aircrafts with retractable landing gear. As seen on the photo below, the B737 doesn't have gear doors for the wheels,

 

 

but the A320 does

 

Last update on May 10, 4:50 pm by Administrator.
gear doors are more streamlined. the 737 have hubcaps that act as a faired surface. almost as aerodynamic as doors

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