They're not supposed to....Wi_Winger said:Holy Crap, do those nose gears drop those wheels that fast and that hard?? Great photos
USAF can do anything the Navy types do, LOL. The A-7D was the USAF varient WITH folding wings (and a tailhook!). The USAF also had the F-4 WITH folding wings (and a tailhook!). If it flew in both services, it had folding wings (and a tailhook!). So if the USAF wants to fly with folded wings like the Navy, they have the means to do it.North Florida said:We even had one take off from NAS Cecil Field in an A7 Corsair II with his wings folded (known forever after as Lt Shortwings). I will admit that is one crash that can't be accomplished by Air Force types, since they don't have any planes with folding wings.