My Apprentice has some rather hard landings, and the nose gear shows it quite well. It tends to bend back rather easily on a landing now, which has resulted in a few nose overs and buster spinners. For such a light plane, it can sure hit the ground hard, no matter how softly I try to bring it down.
The Kadet though kisses the ground so softly that you can barely hear the wheels roll. Maybe the balance point is off on the Apprentice, too much nose.
The T-34 I have though, the wing slots for the gear are tough, but the gear isnt, already snapped one main gear, and made a new set, bent those too.
My landings have gotten a LOT better though, so the next set will likely go a long time before they get all bent out of shape. Rather the gear bend than break the plane.