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User currently offline9Q-CLI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

Having flown recently in a MD-11& an A340, I found the MD11’s windows to be huge in comparison to the A340. As anyone else noticed ?
Am I correct? Could someone come up with a “window’s ranking” from biggest to smallest?

(Please behave & refrain from commenting on A vs B, politics, steel or subsidies when replying- Thank you Big grin)


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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1183 times:



The Concorde's windows are very small. The CRJ's windows are smaller than most also.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

Concorde's windows are smaller due to the much higher cruising altitudes.
Weren't the original CRJ windows too low to look through?


User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1162 times:


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I'd say these are rather sizeable!

(sorry for cheating)



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User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

For windows it is hard to beat the Viscount

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User currently offlineStandby87 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2001, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

I put in an post some months ago about the window size on MD-11s. I was once told by someone it has the largest windows of any commercial jetliner.

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9546 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

The Fokker F-27 Friendship had pretty big windows as well. I only ever did one return flight on one of those, to Jersey in the Channel Islands. It had bronze-tinted windows - I'd need to check but I think it must have been Air UK.

Compare those to the more conventional windows on the F-50.


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