A biography of Sir James Martin, founder of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company and designer of the ejection seat which has saved the lives of more than 6400 aircrew. One of the finest engineers of this century, Sir James was a passionate individualist, with little time for government control.The pilot is thus pulled into an upright position and the seat begins to eject. As the seat rises, the sears of the drogue gun and time release unit are withdrawn and the remote rocket initiator cartridge is fired ... The seat occupant has only to pull the manual separation handle which fires a cartridge to deliver gas pressure to operate the ... But he still needed to test the zero/zero case and the 600 knots case.
|Title||:||Sir James Martin|
|Publisher||:||Haynes Publications - 1996-01-01|