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#620700 - 07/24/10 08:28 AM Re: photo sequence: last minute F-18 ejection [Re: BeniciaRT_GT-GT]
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Originally Posted By: BeniciaRT_GT
Originally Posted By: Rocer
Wow, great shots. I notice the wind sock is straight out. Any chance wind might be a factor in low altitude acrobatics?


Nope, but it sounds like it added to his injuries...He got dragged after he "landed." He was doing a high alpha, when an engine failed. Really slow and VERY nose high, almost no forward airspeed. Lucky boy! Martin Baker (NACES) makes the seat and it is a 0/0 self righting seat. (0 airspeed and 0 altitude)


Story here...

I wrote a training course for the Navy on that seat a few years back. It's a pretty marvelous piece of engineering and does some pretty cool stuff in about a nothingth of a second.

A good high alpha video


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#620704 - 07/24/10 08:47 AM Re: photo sequence: last minute F-18 ejection [Re: Matts_12GS]
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So what is the CF-18? Is that the Super Hornet,, or just the plain ol' Hornet? The only visual difference that I know to look for is the intakes (diamond-shaped on the superhornet, kidney-shaped on the regular Hornet), and they can't be seen in the ejection sequence.
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#620705 - 07/24/10 08:51 AM Re: photo sequence: last minute F-18 ejection [Re: BeniciaRT_GT-GT]
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Originally Posted By: BeniciaRT_GT
Lucky boy! Martin Baker (NACES) makes the seat and it is a 0/0 self righting seat. (0 airspeed and 0 altitude)


I guess he'll be expecting his tie soon, then:

Originally Posted By: Wikipedia
The Company also sponsors an "Ejection Tie Club," producing a specialised tie, patch, certificate, tie pin and membership card for those whose lives have been saved by a Martin-Baker ejection seat.


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#620738 - 07/24/10 11:13 AM Re: photo sequence: last minute F-18 ejection [Re: Joe Frickin' Friday]
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The CF say's that it is a Canadian F-18. Yes it is a super hornet.
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#620764 - 07/24/10 02:10 PM Re: photo sequence: last minute F-18 ejection [Re: Joe Frickin' Friday]
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Canadian Air Forces They do some little things but it is just one of their F18s.
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#620774 - 07/24/10 02:55 PM Re: photo sequence: last minute F-18 ejection [Re: Joe Frickin' Friday]
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Originally Posted By: Joe Frickin' Friday
So what is the CF-18? Is that the Super Hornet,, or just the plain ol' Hornet? The only visual difference that I know to look for is the intakes (diamond-shaped on the superhornet, kidney-shaped on the regular Hornet), and they can't be seen in the ejection sequence.


It's an F/A-18C Hornet; take a look at the plan view line drawings at the bottom of the pages you linked to. The F/A-18E Super Hornet has larger chines, which arn't scalloped. The F/A-18C has smaller, slotted, scalloped chines.
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#620777 - 07/24/10 03:13 PM Re: photo sequence: last minute F-18 ejection [Re: Jerry_75_Guy]
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What an absolutely beautiful piece of machinery. I hope the pilot will get better soon. What kind of damage to the human body is most likely to occur upon being ejected in this seat.
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#620780 - 07/24/10 03:27 PM Re: photo sequence: last minute F-18 ejection [Re: yabadabapal]
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Originally Posted By: yabadabapal
What an absolutely beautiful piece of machinery. I hope the pilot will get better soon. What kind of damage to the human body is most likely to occur upon being ejected in this seat.


Herniated discs and vertebral compression fractures are, I believe, the most common injuries, simply due to the sudden and high g-load from the rocket motors. You might also get your limbs banged up on the way out of the cockpit, and (if ejecting at high airspeed, not the case in the current incident) wind blast injuries, including the flailing of limbs (like a flag in a tornado) in the high-speed slipstream.
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#620826 - 07/24/10 07:38 PM Re: photo sequence: last minute F-18 ejection [Re: brennaman]
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Originally Posted By: brennaman
The CF say's that it is a Canadian F-18. Yes it is a super hornet.


I think Jerry_75_Guy is right, it's a regular hornet. Outlines of ordinary Hornet:



Outlines of Super Hornet:


Compare with first photo from ejection sequence (at bottom of this post).
Chines seem to match best with those of regular Hornet.


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#620835 - 07/24/10 09:00 PM Re: photo sequence: last minute F-18 ejection [Re: Joe Frickin' Friday]
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yeah just first generation hornet, we can't upgrade just cus theres' a newer model... but we haven't lost to many either, they have been a very good plane, quite the opposite of say the f104 flying coffin...
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