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Indian Airlines Airbus A320-231

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Indian Airlines

Airbus A320-231

The additional wheels on this airplane did serve a purpose, and were far more than merely an aesthetic choice. Indeed, according to Travel Update, this was because of an infrastructure issue at some Indian airports. However, these were not common across A320s, and only affected a small number of Airbus A320 aircraft in service. The quirk dated back to the era of Indian Airlines, which received 31 double-bogied A320s between June 1989 and December 1994. These aircraft then ended up at Air India after Indian Airlines was merged into the flag carrier. While the A320 is not the heaviest aircraft, it still carries substantial weight. During landing, taxi, or takeoff, this can cause stress on the runway pavement. As it turns out, some of India's pavements had a lower classification. The classification number gives details relating to the strength of the pavement, and the amount of weight it can handle. Due to this lower classification number, the load of the aircraft had to be distributed across multiple wheels. As such, some of Air India's A320s had these extra wheels.
Scale:  1:200 
Dimensions: see this page
Material: mainly metal
Stand: included
Brand: Inflight200 Info
Nr: IF320IC1023

In stock: future release, release date unknown

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Added to website: 2023-08-02
Brochure / announcement: August 2023

Our price: € 91.20
≈ $ 96.62 excl. VAT

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