Reply to post: @Commswonk -- Re: This sounds a bit odd.

Latest F-35 bang seat* mods will stop them breaking pilots' necks, beams US

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@Commswonk -- Re: This sounds a bit odd.

Spot on, sir. The only thing I'll take exception to is this: because unless the canopy is blown the result is a dead pilot.

Most current aircraft since the 60's/70's have had a "through the canopy" mode such that there is a projection seat over the helmet to allow this. There were some A/C's where the pilot couldn't eject through the canopy and when the canopy didn't blow off (mechanical or electrical failure) the pilot's seat fired and still tried (and usually succeeded) in going through the canopy. Result was the same.. dead pilot.

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