T-34C AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FAMILIARIZATION
A wheel symbol displayed - related gear is down and locked.
White lights installed just forward of each main gear wheel well and to the left of the nose gear
wheel act as external gear down indicators and aid in determining gear position from outside the
aircraft. They are activated by the DOWN position switch in each wheel well and illuminate
only when the related gear is down and locked. As soon as the landing gear is retracted, the
position switch opens a circuit and extinguishes the light.
Inboard Landing Gear Door Position Annunciator Lights
Inboard landing gear door position annunciator lights are located between the MASTER
CAUTION light and the WHEELS warning light on the top left of the instrument panel in both
cockpits. The system is designed to illuminate when the inboard landing gear doors are not in
the closed position when the landing gear have completed their extension or retraction cycle.
Landing Gear Emergency Extension System
The landing gear can be manually lowered, if necessary, with the emergency landing gear crank
(Figure 19-4) located on the right sidewall in the front cockpit. The crank, when engaged, drives
the normal gear actuation system mechanically through a flexible shaft.
The landing gear emergency extension system is designed and
stressed only for extension and must NEVER be used to retract the
Figure 19-4 Emergency Landing Gear Extension
LANDING GEAR SYSTEMS