RAF RN Hawker Hunter Aircraft Martin Baker Ejection Ejector Seat Mk2

£799.99

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Description

Hawker Hunter Aircraft

Martin Baker

Ejection Seat Mk 2

Project Seat Shell – May suit Movie Prop use etc

Ideal for conversion into one-off Office Chair or Bar Stool

Ref: MBEU 22621

Ref: 27L/50135

Date: 5-7-62

Size:  135cm high x 48cm width x 62cm depth. Approx. Weight 36.4kg Approx.

Poor overall condition. This is a project seat that requires restoration. Has several areas of corrosion and has previously been painted black.  Please look carefully at the photos for additional information on this item.

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Background

The Hawker Hunter is a transonic British jet aircraft developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The single-seat Hunter entered service as a manoeuvrable fighter aircraft, and later operated in fighter-bomber and reconnaissance roles in numerous conflicts. Two-seat variants remained in use for training and secondary roles with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy until the early 1990s. The Hunter was also widely exported, serving with 21 other air forces. Sixty years after its original introduction it was still in active service, operated by the Lebanese Air Force until 2014.

On 7 September 1953, the modified first prototype broke the world air speed record for jet-powered aircraft, achieving 727.63 mph. Hunters were also used by two RAF display teams: the “Black Arrows”, who on one occasion looped a record-breaking 24 Hunters in formation, and later the “Blue Diamonds”, who flew 16 aircraft.*

*Wikipedia

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