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A solid, durable material made of acrylic plastic. Plexiglass can be molded into transparent, heat and shatter resistant sheets that resemble glass. Plexiglass is the preferred substitute for glass in aircrafts, watercrafts, military vehicles, etc.

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"Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel looks out the window of an UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, January 15, 2015" by Sean Hurt, U.S. Navy is licensed under Public Domain.

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