TRANSPARENT MATERIALS FOR AIRCRAFT, A REVIEW
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)
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Developments in transparent materials for aircraft are reviewed. Extensive work has been done on the organic plastics and offers improved performance and reliability, but with only limited advances in high temperature performance. As alternative materials the inorganic glasses compel attention and are shown to suffer from several limitations both for windshields and canopies. Possible lines of development are briefly indicated. Author-PL.