For the man in your life who has everything, Boeing presents:
F-4 Phantom II Ejection Seat III
F-4 Phantom II Ejection Seat III
Item No. “667066010538”
Get all fired up in the comfort of your own home or office. This artifact is a genuine ejection seat from a legendary McDonnell F-4 Phantom II fighter jet. The two-seat F-4 twinjet was one of the most versatile fighters ever built. It boasted top speeds more than twice the speed of sound and became the U.S. Navy’s fastest, highest flying, and longest range fighter. Both the Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration teams flew the F-4 from 1969 to 1973. This Mk.7 rocket-assisted ejection seat, built by British manufacturer Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd., has been professionally cleaned and refurbished and riveted to a sturdy 3/16″ rolled-steel base with a natural-looking hand-applied blackened-metal finish.
A Custom Hangar plaque is affixed to the underside of the base, and a Certificate of Authenticity is included. Each piece is unique, and actual seat may vary slightly from photograph. Measures 22″W x 43″D x 57″H. Weighs approximately 200 lb. Made in USA. *NOTE: This artifact is sold as is with no guarantee that parts maintain original function. Not for flight use.*
If you were thinking of buying me something for my den, this would be a good choice.
I don't see a sizing chart….
Want. Need. Gotta have.
It's a full size, reconditioned Martin-Baker zero-zero seat. And it would look splendid in my den. Of course, I'd need new solid propellant rockets and some sort of hatch. When the zampolits come by to interrogate me I can offer them a seat.
Ok, a pajama boy who lives in mom's basement at age 36, doesn't work, and protests. That person may not want one.
I know. I just can't get around the price tag.
Would be a conversation piece but my overly ample posterior wouldn't fit.
I showed this to my wife. Since she walked away shaking her head, I don't believe this will happen.
I'm still making payments on the LazyBoy.
More my speed:
If it would come with the rockets to launch it, I would put it in my truck, passenger side, for those moments when my wife differed with my driving style or annoying questions.
"Install this in the Aston, James. "
What an excellent idea for a gift. I want an ME 262 as well.
That person would have no idea what it is…..
OAFS, I knew you would. Maybe you can use my commission checks to buy one for juvat…
Knew a pilot who had one in his computer room set up as a serious flight simulator setup. Pedals, stick, the whole 9 yards.
Then he got married…
You'll need something to put that in.
I was just a ground-pounder, so forgive my ignorance. Don't these things have a mechanism that attaches a line to each heel so the pilots feet can be yanked back to safety upon ejection? Seems to me there should be away to set that up to reel in a cold on from the fridge.
Humph. F-15, A-10, F-16 and more have ACES zero/zero seats. And always put down the F-4 Martin-Baker seat: “Meet your maker in a Martin-Baker.” ACES used two pins to safe the seat, M-B used like seven and you had to reach across the seat and fumble blindly to put some of them in.
I’d sit in it only if it was safed and the pyrotechnics removed.
Agree with Ed and WSF…
RHT- Yes they did. Not to the heel, but around the shins. I'd love one! 🙂
What an awesome office chair this would make. Buy it.
It would be a tough choice – chair or wife.
You could have it installed in the ME262… just in case.
They're expecting 3' of snow at the White Wolf Mine this week. I'm not at the mine, but will end up digging myself back in upon my return. The solid propellant motor on the ejection seat would make an impressive snow blower.
…a fun stopper. Sad.
I don't know whether I could afford the fuel to taxi it to a position where I could activate the seat.
The MB had a shady reputation, but it would still look good in the den (pyro disabled).
MRLINDAG would LoVe to have his own ejection seat in his office. Tell me he wouldn't.
Right, I'm not talking about EJECTING in one, just keeping the artifact around.
Your recommendation is always, "buy it"!
You could put one of those small office refrigerators next to it so that while you're reading "Aviation Week", you can also take refreshment.
Beans, maybe he can buy three or four of them and share the wealth more broadly?
Ha! That tight-fisted Scottish New Englander? The way he complains about spending any money?
Just kidding, Boss…
He went from flying War Hoovers to flying drones. What a let-down. And then got married…
A sad decline – entropy.
That's a new one on me…..
had a few hours sitting in one attached to a F4C. one gingerly places one's tender young ass into the appropriate position and adjusts the straps until you can feel them rubbing your spine. with 33,000 lbs of thrust booting your tender young ass out of the cockpit, not even the canopy is slowing you down. Ah, the memories.
Oh, the horror! (Spend money? What does that even mean?)
Lockheed S-3 Viking, aka "War Hoover," aka "Mighty War Hoover." Tuna's old ride.
Only if it came in Big Man's size with a bum warmer. 😉
You simply hand me a signed check, and I'll put in the amount. It will save you a lot of pain OAFS.
There are a lot of perfectly good Lazy Boys and Barkaloungers on porches in the ghetto, stolen from homes like yours. You should have let me know. I would have boosted one from the brothers and would have driven it to your place. You could have cleaned off the dog piss and chicken grease and it would have been good as new.
They're designed to punch you through the canopy. Glad you didn't have to meet your maker in a Martin Baker, CAPT.
You know, we could re-engineer it a bit to accommodate and add a plug-in heater.
That would work. 🙂
Roger that, Sarge!
Never heard it called that. Thanks for expanding the Knowledge Base.
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