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Video: Boeing 747-8 Extreme Braking Test

Posted May 5, 2011 by Matt Molnar

How does Boeing test the braking limits on the largest aircraft they’ve ever built? File the brake pads down to the rivets, load up the plane to nearly a million pounds, gun the engines to 200 mph, then mash the brakes as hard as possible and watch them burst into flames.

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