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Martin Baker Mk7 Ejection seat
This is a very complete Martin Baker Mk7 ejection seat removed from an F4 Phantom that was built in 1969 and retired in the early 1990's. Most of the USA fleet of F4’s have been either salvaged or destroyed, being used as flying target drones for the active fleet. On my recent visit to the boneyard, I could count less than twenty F4’s parked up at the airfield, which is very sad indeed. This particular seat comes from Aircraft 66-7739, which was built as construction number 2371, in 1966. F4 Phantom 66-7739 entered active service in 1970 with the USAF 7th Tactical Fighter Squadron (49th TFW and served with various squadrons between 1970 until it’s retirement in 1989, where it was put into storage at Davis Montham Air Force Base under the care of AMARC. The aircraft was finally salvaged in July 1998 and removed from the register. This Martin Baker Mk7 ejection seat was saved and presented to a retired USAF Commander, It is very complete with both drogue and main chutes and all of the original hardware, including the guillotine to separate the seat from the pilot, the survival kit seat base, even the inertia seat belts are in working order.........this seat is as complete and original as you will ever find and you would be hard pressed to find a better Mk7 seat anywhere in the world let alone New Zealand. This is a significant piece of aviation history and a wonderful addition to an aviation collection or pride of place in the man cave. NOTE: Included in this auction is the front panel (new old stock) of an F4 Phantom with some of the wiring and gauges, which is a great start in building a complete cockpit. The photos of the components included are shown in the photos.
F4 Phantom Ejection Seat - Martin Baker MK7
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