Mk17 Ultra Lightweight Escape System
The Martin-Baker Mk17 ejection seat is ultra-lightweight, compact and very simple in both its design and operation, specifically developed for basic and primary trainer aircraft where seat weight and size are critically important. Life cycle cost considerations are also a primary design driver, resulting in a seat design with only 50% of the pyrotechnic device count of other modern ejection seats and minimal maintenance overhead, as well as no under-seat rocket motor.
The seat will provide safe escape capability for aircraft speeds in the range 60 knots (at ground level, on the runway) to 250 knots calibrated airspeed (KCAS) and pressure altitudes in the range of sea level to 25,000 ft. Capable of providing safe escape for aircrew in the weight range 103 to 245 lbs (47 to 111 kg) nude, the Mk17 escape system will provides safe means of escape from a basic training aircraft, a feature which hitherto has been unavailable.
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