SJCguy
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Windows On 764 Vs. Those On 762/3...

Sat Sep 14, 2002 5:30 am

I've noticed from photos of both of these aircraft that the windows on the new 764 are much rounder, like those on the 777, than the windows on the 762/3. Can anybody confirm this? I have never liked the windows on the 767, very small and square..

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RE: Windows On 764 Vs. Those On 762/3...

Sat Sep 14, 2002 5:33 am

You're correct. As you suspected, the windows on the 764 are '777-style.'
 
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RE: Windows On 764 Vs. Those On 762/3...

Sat Sep 14, 2002 6:05 am

Boeing went with the round windows on the 764 because in saved a few hundred pounds of weight. Don't ask me how, but it does.
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RE: Windows On 764 Vs. Those On 762/3...

Sat Sep 14, 2002 6:46 am

I have never noticed how small the windows are on 767s (havent been on one for 5 years) but are they they same as 757 windows? If yes then those are fine. What I dont like are the windows on CRJs
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RE: Windows On 764 Vs. Those On 762/3...

Sat Sep 14, 2002 7:46 am

Yes the 767-400 windows are much rounder as are the 777 windows, but I don't know if they are any larger then the old style.

Here is the difference shown up close...

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767-400

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If there is an advantage to these rounder windows, I wonder why they were not incorporated on the 737NG and the 757-300?

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RE: Windows On 764 Vs. Those On 762/3...

Sat Sep 14, 2002 8:11 am

Well the advantage of the bigger windows is evident. For spotters it is awesome for when you are taxiing out.
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RE: Windows On 764 Vs. Those On 762/3...

Sat Sep 14, 2002 9:48 am

Now these are windows  Big thumbs up:

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RE: Windows On 764 Vs. Those On 762/3...

Sat Sep 14, 2002 11:52 am

I like the 717 windows. Not too round, and Not too square... Just PERFECT
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RE: Windows On 764 Vs. Those On 762/3...

Sat Sep 14, 2002 3:22 pm

You want large windows? Try the aft cockpit window on the DC-10. It's HUGE! More than three feet tall, and almost as wide. The one on the right side is partially hidden by the FE panel, but on the left side it's right next to the jumpseat. Sit there and your entire left wall from knees to above your head is one big window. It's a he11 of a view!

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RE: Windows On 764 Vs. Those On 762/3...

Sat Sep 14, 2002 7:32 pm

Windows on the 764...I don't think so!
Picture this. Final approach, CAT III, 200m RVR [Runway Visual Range]. At 50ft altitude, Captain desparately searching through the windows for the runway. . . . this program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down . . . . AAAAHHHH!!!!!

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RE: Windows On 764 Vs. Those On 762/3...

Sun Sep 15, 2002 12:25 am

PW100, That cracked me up... ROFLMAO...
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