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Bye Bye Aces,Hello MB

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posted on Feb, 28 2019 @ 03:50 AM
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Through the grapevine have heard that the New Mk18 MB has been selected over the Aces II ejection seat for retrofitting to F16,s ,F15,s and possibly others.




The Martin-Baker Mk-18 seat can be installed down F-16 legacy rails in 20 minutes by two people without a crane or taking the canopy off. That’s actually documented by USAF officials. Also, MBA’s modular seat has been in service with the USAF for years, and was developed at Martin-Baker expense. UTAS could only complete modular seat development via Congressional earmarks and a sole source B-2 contract.

Martin Baker news




posted on Feb, 28 2019 @ 04:38 AM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

Hopefully they won't be needed ...

But the pilots will fly re assured !




 
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