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#1 belt1

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 03:04 AM

Hello
I am looking for information on the ejection seat Martin Baker MK GU5-2 / 1962

Is it a rare ejection seat?
Apparently there are not that many complete seats anymore?

Is it called MK 5 in the language aviation?

 



#2 viking73

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 05:06 AM

Hi,

 

Well I think most ejection seats in civilian hands are rare these days.  I own two and finding parts isn't easy.

 

The MB Mk 5 was used on many 50s and 60s U.S. aircraft.  The U.S. Navy TF-9 Cougar comes to mind but there was many others as well.  Do you have any photos you can post?

 

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#3 HUD69

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 05:23 AM

Hi Belt1,

 

Well, you start the post with GRU-5 and the text says GU-5-2. (-2 indicates back seat)

 

The GU-5 is the German version used in the T-33 aircraft. There are still some of these around. 

The Greek AF also got several former German T-33's there is an example of this seat in the Deklia museum in Athens as well.

 

The GRU-5 seat was used on the early A-6A Intruders. (and a bit harder to find these days)

Cheers,

Ron



#4 belt1

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 05:55 AM

Hello and thanks.

it is written on the ISSUE 22 nameplate. Which means that ?

I can not find good sample photos on the internet. Do you have a link where you can see the seat completely.



#5 HUD69

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:14 AM

Hi,

 

I am still not sure if you mean the GRU-5 or the GU-5?

 

GRU-5 found here:

https://commons.wiki...ejection_seats_(6091227525).jpg

 

GU-5 found here:

https://commons.wiki...5_of_a_T-33.JPG

 

Let me know,

 

Ron



#6 belt1

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:20 AM

I mean GU5

does the headrest / container have no upholstery for the head? I do not have one.


Edited by belt1, 03 December 2017 - 06:22 AM.


#7 belt1

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:27 AM

My seat ist compleet with survival gear, parachute, live raft....



#8 HUD69

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:41 AM

Here is an image of one currently for sale (locally in Europe)

 

IMG-20171122-WA0015.jpg

 

In regard of your questions, the Mk.5 family of seats has a lot of siblings:

GT-5 (German for the F-86)

GU-5 (German for the T-33)

GRU-5 (USA for the A-6 Intruder)

Mk.J5D (USA Mohawk)

Mk.F5 (USA F-8 Crusader)

and some more... 

 

This kind of seat is not very rare in Europe (Germany) and they show up every now and then on German Ebay for instance.

Complete ones (correctly outfitted with the original components) might go up to around 1200 dollars.

 

Cheers,

Ron



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Posted 03 December 2017 - 07:42 AM

There is a leather part (cover) going over the headrest area.

 

cover.jpg

 

Cheers,

Ron


Edited by HUD69, 03 December 2017 - 07:47 AM.


#10 belt1

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 07:47 AM

i surch this same cover. My cover is broken.




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