Colebrand canopy covers, originally developed during Operation Desert Storm, can be seen at Farnborough for the first time in Hall 2/B16.

The cover, in use with the Royal Air Force and the US Marine Corps, stops the cockpit from getting hot when parked in the open. It is made from a multi-layer material designed in such a way that the canopy can be opened and closed with the cover still in place.

For wet climates the covers come with an add-on skirt to provide extra protection to the fuselage/canopy joint.

The traditional method of keeping the cockpit cool is by leaving the canopy cracked open to allow air flow.



Source: Flight Daily News