posted on May, 2 2006 @ 02:42 PM
I know that Martin-Baker have a helluva lot of respect for Russian ejection seat manufacturers, and indeed, have indicated that in many ways their
seats are superior and have been superior for a long time.
Interestingly, the Martin-Baker company owe its ejection seat business to the guts of a technican, Bert Lynch I think his name was, who allowed
himself to be tested. I seen some videos of the test rig - and lets just say you wouldn't get me within 20 feet of it
A little anecdote, James Martin, the guy that founded the company, was born in a village about 20 miles from where I live at home