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McDonnell-Douglas ACES II - F-15 Eagle version

The F-15 Eagle is equipped with this version of the ACES II. It replaced an Escapac seat used in the prototypes and early aircraft. This version differs from the rest of the basic side-pull ACES II seats (A-10, F-117) in the configuration of the headrest canopy breakers, and the side-pull handles. The picture below shows the size difference between the handles on the A-10 (right) and the F-15 (left). The A-10 seats originally had no canopy breakers as in the example shown, but were later fit with a single canopy breaker. The F-117 has a metal canopy frame which precludes the use of a canopy breaker. The handles on the F-117 closely resemble the A-10 handles.

Front view
3/4 left view
3/4 right view
Some other ACES II seat Information:
F-22 Raptor Seat
F-16 Fighting Falcon Seat
B-1B Lancer Seat
A-10 Warthog Seat
F-16 Fighting Falcon Maintainance Training Simulator
Technical Description of the ACES II
A short History of the ACES II
Intro to the A-10 Egress System
YF-22 Sliding Posture Seat

Thanks to the anonymous collector who is allowing me to use these photos.

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