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    Another...not a true bubble...but then again there are a few that were't really 'bubbles'.



    ..and what about the Zero?

    And this one..

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    The first aircraft I can recall which had a clear hood, definitely not a bubble, was the original 1917 production version of the S.E.5 which had a nearly complete celluloid cover over the pilot. The WWI pilots, including Albert Ball, hated it and removed it ASAP.

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    Some of you's bozo's would keep a councillor busy for years coming to terms with your Whirly-denial.

    Reach out and feel the love.
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    Ok, to recap claimants so far

    We have various categories:

    1. Multiply framed greenhouse (e.g A6M)
    2a. Minimally framed greenhouse (i.e. central section moves) with some turtledeck below eye level (Curtiss X-31, 1931)
    2b as above, no turtledeck at all. (Wellesley, Ki-27, both 1935)
    3. Framed teardrop (entire rear moves, but has a frame) (Whirlwind, 1938)
    4. unframed teardrop (Miles M-20, 1940)
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