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Unusual DC3/47 Cockpit Windows  
User currently offlinebj87 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 448 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

I was just browsing the database and noticed that there are two types of DC3/C47 cockpit front windows. Both have the opening side windows but some also have a split windscreen with what appears to contain a window that can open.

Cockpit with a split windscreen


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Cockpit without a split windscreen


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I have two questions

1: Why did some DC3/C47 aircraft have this split window, does it have something to do with it being a civilian DC3 or military C47?

2: What is the purpose of the split window and can it actually open?


I did a quick search but couldn't find any info.

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

I belive those are the original douplas design windows. From what i remember reading they leak terribly both water in rain and alchhol from the windshield anti ice system so a lot of them where replaced with single pane windshields


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