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Martin-Baker Mk. 8A

An interesting seat from Martin-Baker, this seat was fitted in the T.S.R.-2 aircraft. These aircraft were very sophisticated, and the ejection seat was developed to match. It included several features not previously seen in earlier Martin-Baker seats. The most obvious change was to place the main recovery parachute was relocated to the headrest which also contained the drogue parachute. The risers were routed to the harness via the center of the headrest cushion. I have little information on the seat, but these photos taken by Chris at Farnborough show the seat layout fairly well.

Front view
3/4 left view
3/4 right view
Left side view
Back left

Thanks Chris Woodul for the use of the photos!

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