AeroShell Landing Gear Fluid
- Extreme pressure operational hydraulic fluid;
- Based on AeroShell Fluid 41 which already provides strong oxidation stability and anti-wear performance; and
- Approved to BMS 3-32 Type 2.
AeroShell Landing Gear Fluid (LGF) is a mineral hydraulic fluid (MIL-PRF-5606) to which additional additives have been added to improve the extreme pressure characteristics and the fluid’s natural lubricity. The lubricity agent provides a stable thin film layer to the metal surfaces at mild operating conditions. When severe conditions exist (landing/touchdown), the extreme pressure additive supplies the load carrying needed at the metal-to-metal surfaces to prevent the occurrence of such phenomena as ‘ladder cracking’ and ‘slip stiction’ of the piston component of the landing gear.
AeroShell LGF is dyed yellow.