Mysterious Boeing Panel

Date:         25 Jun 99 01:32:42 
From:         tpearson@chunkstyle.com (Tim Pearson)
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I've noticed that Boeing 707s and 727s have a trapezoid-shaped,
beige-colored fiberglass or plastic panel on the lower aspect
of the right side of the forward fuselage, between the flight
deck and the forward galley service door.  It's shaped like
this:

 		 /----------------------
		/		       |
		|		       |
		|______________________|

			Forward --->

What's the purpose of this panel, and why doesn't the 737 have it?

Thanks,
Tim Pearson

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