Ridley Scott took inspiration from the comic books of the comic book artist Moebius/Jean Giraud. The question is where. Here is another example of a possibility.
|First page from Moebius comicbook story Blackbeard and the Pirate brain|
|the enigmatic wide window|
|Side window lit in the film|
|Phil Rae's photograph of the cockpit nose|
|side cockpit window (http://www.thepropgallery.com/)|