In the 1955 photo shown above the X-1A seat is visable after being fired by its catapult gun. This kind of test was to make sure that the seat with the dead weight of the pilot dummy and the seat would reach sufficient altitude quickly enough to clear the tail of the aircraft at the design speed. The photo clearly shows the extended catapult tube from the cockpit, while the seat barrel has rotated up behind the headrest attatchment point.
The Bell X-1B used a seat of similar design, albeit markedly different appearance. The armrests/firing levers have apparently been removed for maintainence in this later photo.
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Thanks to Tony Landis and NASA for providing the pictures and diagrams on this page.
The M2F1 and M2F2 seats on this page were designed
and built by Weber Aircraft
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