Alpha Jet, Jet Fighter Automated Ejection Seat Photo

Alpha Jet, Photo of The MB10 N is a fully automated lightweight ejection seat. 

Alpha Jet Ejection Seat, action photo of the Alpha jet in flight.
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20 years of Alpha Jet in the Belgian Air Force.
by Marc Arys.
Ejection Seat Operation and Photos in the Alpha Jet.

Alpha Jet, Foto de La N MB10 es un asiento ligero eyeccin completamente automatizados.

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This is page 7 of the Alpha Jet Exhibit Showing the MB10 N Fully Automated Ejection Seats and Ejection Seat Operation.

The question is, " How do ejection seats work and what is the ejection process?"   This page covers the ejection seat and ejection process from the Belgian Alpha Jet, even though other ejection (egress) processes work similar, other aircraft may use different ejection processes.
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20 years of Alpha Jet
in the Belgian Air Force

by Marc Arys

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a photo showing the ejection seat and all of its parts
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Scanned by C. Jeff Dyrek

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The MB10 N is a fully automated lightweight ejection seat. 

designed for a safe ejection at any altitude between 0 and 50,000 ft, a bank till 70 degrees and speeds ranging from 0 to a maximum of 600 kts.

Click Here's how the ejection process works.

  • 0.00 sec    Ejection Initiated
  • 0.25 sec    Rocket ignition.  Emergency oxygen on.  Limb restraint complete.  Aircraft IFF activated.  (See IFF operation)
  • 0.45 sec    The Rocket Motor burns out
  • 0.50 sec    Drogue gun fires
  • 1.00 sec    Stabilization
  • 1.50 sec    Parachute Deployment  N < 3g   H < 5000 m
  • 2.65 sec    Parachute fully deployed,  locater beacon activated.  Life raft auto inflation armed.

Webmasters Note:  While I was in the Navy I took a High Altitude and Ejection Seat Training for the TA-4 Skyhawk.Look at the times above.  We watched several movies on the ejection seat process, then, the narrator on the film said these photos, which looked at a believable speed, were slowed down, we will now see the ejection sequence at the actual speed.  It was unbelievably fast.  The actual sequence was so fast that it looked like it was a photo off of some stupid movie where the director wasn't paying attention to the speed effects.  The times above explain how fast the pilot actually leaves the aircraft.  Also, not mentioned above, this seat is said to have a Zero, Zero, capability.  The pilot is safe to eject at Zero MPH and Zero Altitude.

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