Cockpit Windows

Date:         05 Jan 98 23:42:58 
From:         Seth Heckard <>
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Pardon me if this is a stupid question, but why do older planes (such as
a Boeing 707, 727, or 737, and a DC-8 or -9 and MD-80) have an extra
cockpit window (or two) on top of the main row of cockpit windows?  And
why do newer, but similarly sized planes such as the A320 family and the
757 have just one row of cockpit windows?

Seth Heckard /