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Item 8010 - A-7 Corsair Ejection Seat Catalog 498 (Apr 2017)

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Estimate: $600.00 +
Sold Price: $1,124.55 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


A-7 Corsair Ejection Seat, measures approximately 19 x 51.5 x 28.5, with starboard seat bucket and cloth seat cushioning, mounted to riveted framework and fitted with a pull-chain handle to bottom of seat; plaque to top of headrest reads: "Danger: Do Not Pull Handle." Lower portion of frame back features three affixed metal labels: "Martin Patent Ejector Seat, British Patent Nos. 583257, 640520, South Africa Patent No. 2418-1945, Canada Patent No. 536022, Patents pending in other dominions and foreign countries…Assy. Serial 496, AM REF. 27L/50119, MK. 4PA2, Issue 39, DRG No. MBEU-1 8861, Date 25-1-65." Left side of frame bears a small label, in part: "Serial No. 15555, Drg. No. MBEU/7560, Issue 42, 1 1/4 seconds," with a series of modification numbers and an inspection date of "7/64." The bottom left side of seat box features a label: "Survival Kit Container, Aircraft Seat, Without Oxygen, Stock No. RH 1660-075-8105-LA 20, Serial No. 1615, Rocket Jet Engineering Corp., Glendale, Calif. U. S. A., Part No. 347000-3, Type RSSK-5, MFG. 3065, Spec. No. MIL-5-81040/WEPS…Type Seat A5, Contract No. N383-88524A." Stamped on the underside of the removable seat padding: "Personal Lowering Device Parachute, USAF Part No. 69F2-46, Order No. F41608-89-D-1804, MFR Aerial 70133, U. S. Property, Date of MFG 12/90." Also includes a Pioneer Parachute, Model P5B-23. In very good to fine condition.

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