Re: aircraft windows

Date:         09 Mar 97 22:55:40 
From:         Bob Mann <rwmannco@interport.net>
Organization: R.W. Mann & Company, Inc.
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cahill0@ibm.net wrote:
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> I'd like to know from what materials aircraft windshields and/or
> canopies are typically made.  Thanks.

Commercial aircraft windscreen transparencies are typically laminated
glass/plastic/glass sandwiches, for strength and penetration resistance,
with integral heating units that preheat/keep the sandwich warm, thereby
minimizing brittleness that might otherwise occur at low OAT.

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