SAAF Impala MkII pilot

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deanw
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SAAF Impala MkII pilot

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I acquired a mannequin (or two) last week and was able to dress him up in the exact flight suit, g-suit and boots a friend was wearing when he ejected from an 8 Sqn Impala Mk II (Aermachi MB326K) single-seat ground attack aircraft in the late 1980's. I also have the parachute used. :-)

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How come every time my ship comes in I'm at the airport?

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Re: SAAF Impala MkII pilot

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I believe the Impala used a Martin Baker Mk 6 ejection seat. If so can you please confirm exactly what type, see the list of some possible Mk6 variants that are;
O6A
ASO6A
APO6A
6MSB
JWY6A
Wy6A
GW6A
W6A
WY6A-M
JM6
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Re: SAAF Impala MkII pilot

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Apologies for the delayed reply. The SAAF used the following:

Impala Mk I MB Mk ASO6A
Impala Mk II MB Mk WY6A-M
How come every time my ship comes in I'm at the airport?

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Re: SAAF Impala MkII pilot

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Dean,
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Re: SAAF Impala MkII pilot

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May be of interest:
MB-259 Ch 6-2 Type ASO6A Drogue Packing.pdf
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MB-259 Ch 6-2 Type ASO6A Drogue Packing.pdf
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MB-259 Ch 6-9 Type WY6A-M Drogue Packing.pdf
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