Date: 06 Sep 97 02:55:08 From: jf mezei <"[non-spam]jfmezei"@videotron.ca> Organization: VTL References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1 2 3 4
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> > "M. Yan Chin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > >Is there a technical reason why all airliners seem to have the same > > >small windows? Larger ones seem like such an obvious thing to do to > > >enhance passenger comfort. TLC (The Learning Channel TV in the USA) had a programme about airliner crashes last week. They talked about the COMET plane in the UK back in the 50s which suffered structural failures at altitude due to pressure differentials. One of the comments made was that the structure was weaker due to the large picture windows of the COMET. Not sure how true this is, but it is a beleivable argument.