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First Martin-Baker Ejection Seat Test

#5 in a series of videos featured by the Aviation Trail Parachute Museum

Presented by The Smithsonian Channel


The Martin-Baker Aircraft Company was formed by James Martin and Captain Valentine Baker in 1934. In addition to airplane design and manufacturing, they began exploring the use of ejection seats and became the leading manufacturer of the life-saving device. Martin-Baker engineer Bernard Lynch, who was the test subject throughout the development of the Martin-Baker device, made it's first live ejection from a Gloster Meteor in 1946. (A Smithsonian Channel video).



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