Bridge Wing Cab Question


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Sean Lynn

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Forgive me if this has been discussed already.
I sought but didn't find, so . . .

In photos and a video sequence of Capt. Smith walking the bridge, and in the movie I've seen what looks like a door on the outside wall of both wing cabs (a door that would lead to a long wet drop without some sort of ramp).

I wish I could pull up a photo to show you guys but I wouldn't know where to find one online.

My question is were those actually doors, and if so when would they be used?
 

Dan Cherry

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Mar 3, 2000
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Hi, Sean,
the window on the outside of the wing cab has riveted seams running along both sides of it down to the bottom of the bulkhead - giving the appearance of a door. There is an access hatch below and aft of the window, with a toggle handle and a latch that allowed access to the coloured navigation running light on the outer side of the wing cab. It swung open fore to aft. On the forward in-side of the wing cab were two large buttons, having to do with the fog timer, as well as a binocular box.

Hope this helps!
 

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