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User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 756 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

I was looking at some photos on here of PA 747s, and I noticed in the more recent ones (mostly late 80s-early 90s) that their 747-100s only had two windows on the right side of the upper deck, while the left side had three windows. Can anyone explain why? Thanks.


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User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

In Clipper Class, which was upstairs in these 747-100's, the cabin interior was configured in such a way that the first window on the right side of the fuselage was blanked out. This part of the interior was a storage space for garments or was an internal structure that was used to visually seperate the cabin and thus there was no need to have a window.


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User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3570 times:

Actually the front of the upper deck was not storage, but the galley for the upper deck. Just to the front of that was the bathroom.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7628 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3487 times:

I've also read that early PA 747-100's had a port in the cockpit for a sextant so an engineer could navigate by the stars if need be . Anyone else heard of this ?

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