B-17G Cockpit Auxiliary Window
Not for Sale
This artifact resides in our Private Collection, yet we welcome inquiries from restorers, museums, or serious enthusiasts. Please email us with the name of the artifact at Curator@AeroAntique.com.
This is a front left auxiliary cockpit window installed in some G-model B-17's, although they could be retrofitted to other models. They could be opened inward to allow a pilot to de-ice his main windscreen or, in the worst case, to see forward if the main screen was iced over. The internally-facing, botton-mounted handle unlocks when flipped up, and then the opened window would be affixed to the internal cockpit ceiling with the snap-fit strap.