FOLLOWING extensive alterations to the aircraft‐glass department at the Kings Norton, Birmingham Factory of Triplex Safety Glass Company Limited, we were recently invited to witness the production of high‐strength glass panels for aircraft. The Triplex aircraft‐glass division, which was originally established to produce thick bullet‐proof glass for military aircraft during the last war, is now processing similar high‐strength glasses for such diverse uses as drive‐in banks, bullet‐proof vehicles, ships' bridges, diesel locomotives and, of course, military and civil aircraft clear vision panels. The Company at present supplies approximately 95 per cent of the aircraft glass used in this country, including panels for the V‐bombers, the VC.10, Trident, TSR.2, Buccaneer, Vanguard, Comet, Sea Vixen, Hunter and Viscount. Windscreens for the Bristol T.188 are also being produced.
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