Gift Giving is Important

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For the man in your life who has everything, Boeing presents:

F-4 Phantom II Ejection Seat III
Item No. “667066010538”

$12,500.00

Product Details
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.*
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If you were thinking of buying me something for my den, this would be a good choice.

46 thoughts on “Gift Giving is Important

  1. 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.

  2. Who wouldn't?

    Ok, a pajama boy who lives in mom's basement at age 36, doesn't work, and protests. That person may not want one.

  3. I showed this to my wife. Since she walked away shaking her head, I don't believe this will happen.

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. You'll need something to put that in.

    controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/24850533/1959-mcdonnell-douglas-f4h-1f

  7. 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.

  8. 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.
    Wandering Neurons

  9. 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.

  10. I don't know whether I could afford the fuel to taxi it to a position where I could activate the seat.

  11. 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.

  12. Ha! That tight-fisted Scottish New Englander? The way he complains about spending any money?

    Just kidding, Boss…

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. They're designed to punch you through the canopy. Glad you didn't have to meet your maker in a Martin Baker, CAPT.

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