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"Our products have saved more than seven thousand pilots": the KF-21 fighter will receive a British ejection seat

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In the West, the traditional supplier of ejection seats for evacuating pilots is the British company Martin Baker. Thanks to the high quality of its products, more than seven thousand pilots were saved.


Since the rescue of the first pilot 70 years ago [1946], our products have saved the lives of 7 crews from around the world.

- the manufacturer approves.

The latest development in this area is claimed to be the Martin-Baker Mk.18 armchair. The first customer for this product was the South Korean company KAI, which is developing the new KF-21 Boramae fighter (also known as the KF-X). In total, 2028 aircraft are planned to be produced by 40, and another 2032 units by 80.

The KF-21 will be equipped with Martin-Baker Mk.18 ejection seats, the latest in ejection seats.

- stated on the company's website.

At the same time, the deliveries of the previous modifications of the seats are carried out. For example, India receives French Rafale with the Mk.16 variant. Last year, an improved version of the US16E of the Mk.16 model, intended for the American F-35 fighter, was tested. The shots of her testing are presented below.

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  1. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 30 2021 03: 30
    +1
    "the catapult is the salvation, and on the slings is the tension"
    https://afirsov.livejournal.com/617350.html
    1. NIKN
      NIKN April 30 2021 11: 22
      0
      Since the rescue of the first pilot 70 years ago [1946], our products have saved the lives of 7 crews from around the world.
      Not bad statistics of accidents in the post-war period. And then they say that the losses were only from the opponents. It would be interesting to see the report on the air forces of countries and the time of losses.
  2. riwas
    riwas April 30 2021 04: 01
    0
    There was a transmission on Zvezda. So there they said that under Yeltsin, the United States transferred our technologies to the ejection seat. Before that, the United States had big problems with him. There has also been a transfer of technology to a vertical takeoff aircraft.
    1. Engineer Schukin
      Engineer Schukin April 30 2021 04: 58
      -1
      Well, it has long been known that absolutely everything that is there is what was invented here, but treacherously transferred there. There are almost no exceptions.
      And, of course, thanks to the Zvezda TV channel for telling us this truth. Hooray!
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U April 30 2021 05: 42
        +1
        Quote: Engineer Shchukin
        Well, it has long been known that absolutely everything that is there is what was invented here, but treacherously transferred there.
        Haha, yumor is, of course. But even if there was no transfer of technology and solutions for the seats, then all the same, domestic catapults are at least no worse than Baker's, and this is another reason to respect the USSR! One country, although huge, but far from the most populated, developed and built the ENTIRE range of weapons and equipment! And everything that is needed for the peaceful development and construction of the country.
        1. Kaman
          Kaman April 30 2021 07: 40
          -4
          And you also need meat on the free market, fruits and vegetables all year round, the opportunity for any working person to buy a car (and not one for life), the ability to travel abroad every year without receiving the characteristics and permission of the district party committee
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U April 30 2021 08: 11
            +1
            Quote: Kaman
            any working person to buy a car (and not one for life), the ability to travel abroad every year, without receiving the characteristics and permission of the district party committee
            Does this mean free education, health care, the right to a peaceful life, work and rest are not needed?
            Quote: Kaman
            And you also need meat on the free market, fruits and vegetables all year round,
            Have you heard anything about collective farm markets?
          2. Vikxnumx
            Vikxnumx April 30 2021 09: 06
            0
            the ability to travel abroad every year without receiving the characteristics and permission of the district party committee

            Dohren there the common people have run over in our time. Pensioners, educators, postmen, cleaners, ...
            1. sedoj
              sedoj April 30 2021 11: 48
              0
              Quote: VIK1711
              Dohren there the common people have run over in our time. Pensioners, educators, postmen, cleaners, ...

              Well, Duc as then - basically the same.
        2. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A April 30 2021 11: 44
          +1
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          Haha, yumor is, of course. But even if there was no transfer of technologies and solutions for the seats, then all the same, domestic catapults are at least no worse than Baker's ones,


          The recently deceased Tu-22M3 pilots will probably disagree with you ...: (((
          zero altitude and zero speed.

          Although the enemy ACES II from the late 70s have bailouts at zero altitude and zero speed.

          ACES II can be ejected from an overturned aircraft.
          In this case, the minimum height for leaving the cab is 43 meters, and the speed is 277,8 kilometers per hour.
          1. Nitochkin
            Nitochkin April 30 2021 14: 00
            +1
            Quote: SovAr238A
            The recently deceased Tu-22M3 pilots will probably disagree with you ...: (((
            zero altitude and zero speed.

            Although the enemy ACES II from the late 70s have bailouts at zero altitude and zero speed.

            ACES II can be ejected from an overturned aircraft.
            In this case, the minimum height for leaving the cab is 43 meters, and the speed is 277,8 kilometers per hour.

            The Tu-22M3 has a Tupolev ejection seat. Would K-36 cost this tragedy would not have happened.
            And further. It is not enough to save the pilot, you need the pilot to return to service after the ejection, and not remain crippled. According to this criterion, the leader was and is the chair from the Scientific and Production Enterprise "Zvezda" named after GI Severin. The famous K-36 ensured the return to service of 95-98% (I don't remember exactly the number, but close to 100%) of the pilots after the ejection, while the western ones often returned live cripples to the ground, without arms and legs.
            But I will not interfere with "fap" on everything Western. The flag is in your hands.
            1. SovAr238A
              SovAr238A April 30 2021 15: 48
              0
              Quote: Nitochkin

              But I will not interfere with "fap" on everything Western. The flag is in your hands.

              From your snobbery and "knowledge" - the lives of pilots will not be restored ...
              And "fapat" / "not fapat" for the western reason for that ...
              The reason is that they have life-saving seats on similar planes, while some of our cars do not ...
              And your translation of the arrows to "fapat" only says that you personally do not care about the real lives of people ...
              Not to mention the fact that many billions of rubles were spent on the training of these pilots.
              For training pilots, for fuel spent in the course of their training flights, for aircraft repairs, for BAO, for salaries of BAO drugs, etc. - all the costs that should have been "recouped" in the event of a war by performing a combat mission by these pilots.
              Trained pilots.
              And now they are gone.
              And all this is aimlessly "profaned" by those chairs that have stood and continue to stand on airplanes.
              The cost of an ejection seat is a couple of orders of magnitude lower than the cost of a pilot ...
              Saving on matches?
              Do we forget the popular wisdom "Kroilovo leads to a popalov"?
              1. Nitochkin
                Nitochkin April 30 2021 17: 13
                -2
                Quote: SovAr238A
                From your snobbery and "knowledge" - the lives of pilots will not be restored ...
                And "fapat" / "not fapat" for the western reason for that ...
                The reason is that they have life-saving seats on similar planes, while some of our cars do not ...
                And your translation of the arrows to "fapat" only says that you personally do not care about the real lives of people ...
                Not to mention the fact that many billions of rubles were spent on the training of these pilots.
                For training pilots, for fuel spent in the course of their training flights, for aircraft repairs, for BAO, for salaries of BAO drugs, etc. - all the costs that should have been "recouped" in the event of a war by performing a combat mission by these pilots.
                Trained pilots.
                And now they are gone.
                And all this is aimlessly "profaned" by those chairs that have stood and continue to stand on airplanes.
                The cost of an ejection seat is a couple of orders of magnitude lower than the cost of a pilot ...
                Saving on matches?
                Do we forget the popular wisdom "Kroilovo leads to a popalov"?

                Like Lermontov’s there:
                "Horses mixed in a bunch, people ..."
          2. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U April 30 2021 14: 29
            0
            Quote: SovAr238A
            The recently deceased Tu-22M3 pilots will probably disagree with you ...: (((
            zero altitude and zero speed.

            You were basically answered.
            Quote: Nitochkin
            The Tu-22M3 has a Tupolev ejection seat. Would K-36 cost this tragedy would not have happened.
            1. SovAr238A
              SovAr238A April 30 2021 15: 49
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              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              Quote: SovAr238A
              The recently deceased Tu-22M3 pilots will probably disagree with you ...: (((
              zero altitude and zero speed.

              You were basically answered.
              Quote: Nitochkin
              The Tu-22M3 has a Tupolev ejection seat. Would K-36 cost this tragedy would not have happened.


              This answer is useless for people's lives.
              And it's useless in principle.
              For nothing but Wikipedia and insults - does not carry.

              I also answered there.
              Consider that you too ...
              Doublet.
              1. Vladimir_2U
                Vladimir_2U April 30 2021 16: 12
                +1
                Quote: SovAr238A
                This answer is useless for people's lives.
                And it's useless in principle.
                For nothing but Wikipedia and insults - does not carry.

                Quote: SovAr238A
                The reason is that they have life-saving seats on similar planes, while some of our cars do not ...

                Cry over B1b, because their wonderful chairs did not save 17 crew members, for some reason.
    2. Victor_B
      Victor_B April 30 2021 05: 36
      0
      under Yeltsin there was a transfer of our technologies to the USA
      Traitors led the country and were proud, not hiding their betrayal!
      Purebred boys Bad boys!
      But also thieves are insatiable!
    3. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A April 30 2021 16: 30
      +1
      Quote: riwas
      There was a transmission on Zvezda. So there they said that under Yeltsin, the United States transferred our technologies to the ejection seat. Before that, the United States had big problems with him. There has also been a transfer of technology to a vertical takeoff aircraft.


      Under Yeltsin, nothing was transmitted ...

      And it was on sale.
      The same developments for the K-36 were not transferred.
      And sold!
      For $ 21 million.
      The development company itself.
      That made it possible for almost a decade and a half to keep the design bureau afloat ...
      Have many design bureaus survived from Soviet times?
      Not more than 2-3 percent actually.
      In the Samara region, almost 99% did not survive the 90s.
      And it was those who could not sell anything ...
      I could not or could not ...
      This is another question ...
      1. Nitochkin
        Nitochkin April 30 2021 17: 18
        -1
        Quote: SovAr238A
        And it was on sale.
        The same developments for the K-36 were not transferred.
        And sold!

        And why did their Yankees buy it? They also had the most beautiful ejection seats, according to you. For a collection or what?
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A April 30 2021 21: 14
          0
          Quote: Nitochkin
          Quote: SovAr238A
          And it was on sale.
          The same developments for the K-36 were not transferred.
          And sold!

          And why did their Yankees buy it? They also had the most beautiful ejection seats, according to you. For a collection or what?

          Are you real or pretending?
          Why does Porsche even buy all the cars in the world, being at the pinnacle of progress?
          Why did AvtoVAZ buy and buy all the cars in the world, being not the best manufacturer?

          Ever studied manufacturing process technology?
          Or a young Wikipedian?
          The word "fapat" is newspeak in Russian.
          Since the days of the post-Albany it has gone.
          Therefore, I see in front of me a 30-35 year old replica ...
          Who understands nothing about technology.
          And there were no words about the beautiful.
          But those standing in В1В are obliged to save on zeros with a guarantee.
          And ours are guaranteed not!
          That's the only difference.
          Blame me for whatever you want, but only thanks to such ugliness as you, the pilots are dying.
          Because there is always a "excuse" ...
          Do you see the chairs of the wrong system ...
          1. Nitochkin
            Nitochkin 1 May 2021 06: 12
            -2
            Quote: SovAr238A

            Are you real or pretending?
            Why does Porsche even buy all the cars in the world, being at the pinnacle of progress?
            Why did AvtoVAZ buy and buy all the cars in the world, being not the best manufacturer?

            Ever studied manufacturing process technology?
            Or a young Wikipedian?
            The word "fapat" is newspeak in Russian.
            Since the days of the post-Albany it has gone.
            Therefore, I see in front of me a 30-35 year old replica ...
            Who understands nothing about technology.
            And there were no words about the beautiful.
            But those standing in В1В are obliged to save on zeros with a guarantee.
            And ours are guaranteed not!
            That's the only difference.
            Blame me for whatever you want, but only thanks to such ugliness as you, the pilots are dying.
            Because there is always a "excuse" ...
            Do you see the chairs of the wrong system ...

            After this shrill nonsense, I see no reason to continue the discussion with the hysterical woman.
            1. SovAr238A
              SovAr238A 1 May 2021 17: 08
              0
              Nerd words ...
              Ordinary.
              Which does not have the help from Wikipedia in this case, and he tries to look taller than the English lord and simply and stupidly merges ...
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 30 2021 05: 15
    +4
    British company Martin Baker
    No one disputes high quality with this. But! The best ejection seats are still Russian (Soviet) ones, and they don't argue with that even in the west.