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Function of door in front of nose landing gear bay on the 737

I've been trying to model a 737 as accurately as possible, and I've seen this door in front of the nose landing gear bay a number of times. I don't know what this door leads to, and I can't find any ...
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How do airplane wheels differ from automobile wheels and why?

The tires on airplane wheels seem to be a lot thicker than automobile tires. Next to that many airplane tires also seem to have much less tread pattern compared to car tires. Why do the wheels on ...
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Why was NWS shifted from green hydraulic to yellow hydraulic system in the A320?

In older Airbus A320s, the NWS (nose wheel steering) was on the green hydraulic system and now it's on yellow. What's the reason for the change?
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How is it possible for the MIG 21 to have full rudder to the left, but the nose wheel move freely to the right and then straight or to the left?

How is it possible that the MIG 21 has the rudder to the left, but the nose wheel moves freely to the right, and then straight or to the left on the runway? See timestamp 1 min 11 sec in this video:
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