Aircraft tires carry more weight at higher speeds than the tires made for any other type of vehicle. Nothing on the highway or even in competitive motor sports comes close. The most extreme examples, such as the tires that equipped the SR-71 Blackbird and those currently aboard the Space Shuttle, perform in environments that defy the imagination. Aircraft tires aboard high-performance turbine-powered aircraft are small and light in keeping with aeronautical design criteria that drive the ...

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