You Can Buy an Ejector Seat From an F-4 Phantom for Quick Escapes

By Andrew Liszewski on at

If you're an aviation enthusiast, there's a lot of fun stuff to be found in Boeing's online store. But none are as unique—and some would say even historic—as this authentic de-commissioned ejector seat from an McDonnell F-4 Phantom II fighter jet, one of the U.S. military's workhorses of the Vietnam War.

Made by the British manufacturer Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd., the seat has been refurbished and professionally cleaned, but not fully restored so it looks somewhat worn and used. It comes mounted to a steel plate for display purposes, and still includes a harness, the ejection lever, and an empty oxygen tank.

Sadly the Boeing Store wants $15,000 (£9,323) for this collectible when it's finally available, and you have to add another $4,092 (£2,543) in shipping and taxes to have it shipped here. The other downside is that it will not include the Mk.7 rocket needed to make it eject clear of a fighter plane, a long drawn out meeting, or dinner with your in-laws. [Boeing Store via Uncrate]

You Can Buy an Ejector Seat From an F-4 Phantom for Quick Escapes