to me the canopy should be a step design like most tandem attack heloshttp://www.airforce-technology.com/cont ... -tiger.jpg
but LCH design not sure the vertical separation between seats of front and rear cockpits permits that...if u compare the tiger pic to the equadorian af pic, in tiger the back pilot seats at the head level of the front pilot, in LCH the back seat is atleast a foot lower.
our canopy is based on the revered goonda ah64 style guruhttp://www.aviationspectator.com/files/ ... review.jpg
but diff is in ah64 the front pilot still sits lower and barely has his head and shoulders sticking out, while visibility (and glass) in LCH is much more for front pilot...and we do not have the apache's uber powerful alliedsignal engines to lug around gorilla iphone4 glass
also note the tremendous luxury sedan type headroom vs claustrophobic normal cockpit canopies.
methinks they could install 12-18" more titantium bathtub armour instead of glass along the sides AND lower the canopy to save on glass weight.