|Quoting DocLightning (Reply 1):|
As it happens, the shape of the nose isn't that radical. The Comet had an almost identical nose.
|Quoting prebennorholm (Reply 3):|
Many (or most) airliners of today had the nose designed around a bulky weather radar.
The Comet was designed with no weather radar, even if some later Comet variants got one in the front of a wing fuel tank pod.
Modern weather radars take up a lot less space than earlier ones.
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