I have seen video footage of B-52s that show that all four sets of
wheels are steerable. This allows a B-52 pilot to align his landing
gear with the runway and simultaneously crab into a crosswind. This
feature also allows a B-52 to perform some unusual maneuvers on the
There are three other bombers with bicycle landing gear: The Boeing
B-47 and the Martin XB-48 and XB-51. Were both the front and rear
landing gear steerable on any of these three aircraft?
11 years ago