Yes, the square windows was a mistake, but
by mrmacfixit - 2/24/12 5:29 PM
In Reply to: Britain was the one that fixed the aircraft carrier. by R. Proffitt
there was no precedence to go by as no one had ever built a commercial jet airliner before.
The story of how they eventually found the reason for the Comet losses is quite fascinating.
And who would have thought that sticking a 12 degree ramp on the front of an aircraft carrier would allow the Harrier to carry a greater payload and still have STO capabilities.