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Looking back: Season 1, Ep 10

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    CjTl2005

    [1]Oct 19, 2008
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    I just watched episode 10 of season 1 today (And They are Us). At the beginning, a group of helicopters ambush a pair of Corsair jets. They blow one out of the sky, but only severely disable the other. The pilot is forced to bail. When he does, he removes his helmet, slides the hatch open and jumps out. That didn't seem very well researched. Maybe the ejection seat was disabled, but removing the helmet? That seemed screwy to me. Maybe someone who knows a little about fighter jet history could enlighten me.
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    Maverick405

    [2]Nov 8, 2010
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    OK, the Corsair aircraft were lovely vintage WW2 and as such did not have ejection seats; ejection seats came in to some new aircraft designsfrom 1940/41 with the first system on a Heinkel He 219. The aircraft featured were also piston-engined and not jets. You are correct about the removal of his helmet, that is a significant piece of safety equipment and no sane pilot would ever remove his 'bone-dome' prior to bailing out from a stricken aircraft. I hope this helps although it's a bit late! Cool

    Edited on 11/08/2010 1:53pm
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    CjTl2005

    [3]Dec 12, 2010
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    Yeah no problem. I thought it was such a strange thing for the pilot to remove his helmet like that.

    Edited on 12/12/2010 11:34pm
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