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Here is the canopy in the closed position, demonstrating the tight fit between the sliding hood and the fixed windscreen frame. A notable detail ...

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Here is the canopy in the closed position, demonstrating the tight fit between the sliding hood and the fixed windscreen frame.

A notable detail is the small red peg, perhaps some more knowledgeable readers could help with explaining its function.

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By John Brown  |  2011-06-15 at 20:31  |  permalink

From comparison with the windscreen/canopy of the fighter versions it is almost certainly the ‘ normal ‘ canopy release, to allow the pilot to open the canopy from outside when boarding.

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