Honza
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Is This Hercules Missing Windshield?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:47 pm

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

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RE: Is This Hercules Missing Windshield?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:02 pm

Unless it broke after takeoff I doubt very much that the window is missing or open.
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RE: Is This Hercules Missing Windshield?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:54 pm

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.

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Honza
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RE: Is This Hercules Missing Windshield?

Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:43 am

Thanks guys, I thought so..

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RE: Is This Hercules Missing Windshield?

Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:46 am

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

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