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Pan Am 747 Windows

Fri Aug 15, 2003 10:46 am

I was looking at some photos on here of PA 747s, and I noticed in the more recent ones (mostly late 80s-early 90s) that their 747-100s only had two windows on the right side of the upper deck, while the left side had three windows. Can anyone explain why? Thanks.


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RE: Pan Am 747 Windows

Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:32 am

In Clipper Class, which was upstairs in these 747-100's, the cabin interior was configured in such a way that the first window on the right side of the fuselage was blanked out. This part of the interior was a storage space for garments or was an internal structure that was used to visually seperate the cabin and thus there was no need to have a window.

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RE: Pan Am 747 Windows

Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:30 pm

Actually the front of the upper deck was not storage, but the galley for the upper deck. Just to the front of that was the bathroom.
 
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RE: Pan Am 747 Windows

Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:59 pm

I've also read that early PA 747-100's had a port in the cockpit for a sextant so an engineer could navigate by the stars if need be . Anyone else heard of this ?
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