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Retracable bicycle type of Dowty design, permitting operation from rough unprepared surfaces of very low CBR (california bearing ratio). Hydraulic actuation, with nitrogen bottle for emergency extension. Single steerable nosewhell retracts forward, twin coupled main wheels rearward, into fuselage. Small outrigger units, at approx mid-span between flaps and ailerons, retract rearward into streamline pods. Telescopic oleo-pneumatic main and outrigger gear; levered suspension nosewheel leg. Dunlop wheels, tyres, multi-disk carbon brakes and anti-skid system.