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Old 01-11-2019, 12:13 PM
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Question Why are Naval planes painted the way they are.

I'm specifically speaking about the landing gear struts, inside LG doors.....painted WHITE.....why?

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Old 01-11-2019, 03:20 PM
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Suspect question is in reference to US Navy aircraft. I don't think this characteristic is common across the board. For example, some are painted in navy blue if the airplane had no contrasting underside color or even Zinc Chromate where it looked like painting finish colors were low priority. Suspect some current, privately owned US Navy, WWII warbirds have gloss white innards (gear doors, wheel wells, gear struts) to facilitate inspection and promote cleanliness. Gloss paint cleans up much easier than matt or flats do and a hydraulic leak will be easier to spot against a white background.
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That makes sense, thanks for the answer.

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Easier to spot hydraulic leaks!
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