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Is This Hercules Missing Windshield?  
User currently offlineHonza From Czech Republic, joined May 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Hi, when browsing through new photos, I found this one:


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Sorry for this stupid question but is it just the angle that makes the windshield on captain's side not reflecting the light unlike other glass pieces? I doubt they would fly without it..or is unusually visible captain enjoying the open skies?  Big grin

Thx
Honza

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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1985 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

Unless it broke after takeoff I doubt very much that the window is missing or open.


Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

I think it is there since the window underneath has the same reflectivity at close to the same angle. I have heard of pilots in my former C-130 unit talk about flying with the swing window (the one immediately aft of the one in question) open. Most of the windblast was deflected around the fuselage instead of through the cockpit.

Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA



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User currently offlineHonza From Czech Republic, joined May 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2868 times:

Thanks guys, I thought so..

H.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

Looks like the Sunlight reflecting.....The below window has the sililiar look.

regds
MEL



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