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Catalogue Number and Description
Models EJ423 - Martin Baker Mk.2/3 Ejection Seat
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||One piece in
cream coloured resin
detail and casting; clever undercuts; versatile usage in a wide
variety of aircraft; accurate; minimal cleanup required; helpful
|| Highly Recommended
HyperScale is proudly supported by
The Martin Baker Mk.2
ejection seat and its variants were used in a wide variety of 1950s and
1960s British jets including the Attacker, Seahawk, Wyvern, single-seat
Venoms, later marks of the Meteor and even Australian Vampires.
Aeroclub Models has
released a 1/48 scale resin Martin Baker Mk.2/3 seat.
seat is supplied in a single piece, but its simplicity has not
compromised detail or accuracy. The main seat section, seat rail,
survival pack, cushions and harness are all cast beautifully in place.
Even the plug and cord for the pilot's Mic/Tel is draped casually over
the back of the seat. The hollow undercut between the back of the seat
and the rail is also noteworthy. There are no casting imperfections
anywhere on my sample.
A small casting block
on the bottom of the seat will need to be removed. A coarse sanding
stick will probably be the best tool for this job. The only other
cleanup required will be removal of some flash between the back of the
seat and the front of the rail with a scalpel tip.
Instructions comprise a
quarter page diagram of the seat with detailed painting instructions.
This sheet also acknowledges the assistance of the Martin Baker company
in preparation of this seat.
Modellers have been
fortunate to see many British aircraft types fitted with the MB Mk.2/3
seats released in 1/48 scale over the last few years. Aeroclub's new
resin seat will be a real highlight in the front office of these models.