Help with value please- I have an ACES II ejection seat

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Unread post29 Jan 2013, 02:01

Hello,

New member here looking for some help please. I have a ACES II ejection seat that I am trying to determine the value. It also has brass commemorative plates on each side of the seat that says "This ACES II seat saved the life of a USAF pilot at OSAN AB, Korea, On 21 June 1983". The gentleman that I purchased it from purchased it from a Military auction in CA in the late 1980's. Can anyone give me a rough idea as to its value? I did pay good money for it as I thought it was really unusual.

Thanks for any help that you can offer !
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Unread post29 Jan 2013, 07:01

According to ejection-history.org.uk, it was from this incident:
21st June 1983
USAF F-15C Eagle 78-0507
67 TFS "Fighting Cocks" 18 FTW
Kadena AB, Okinawa Osan AB, S. Korea, during Team Spirit.
mechanical problems, RTB, could not get left main down, landed and attempted to take the barrier/cable. Starting to exit the runway at about 90 knots, before engaging the cable.
Captain Jay K. "Hooker" Burton ejected

http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/proj ... s/1983.htm

It seems like the aircraft survived;
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.s ... entry=true

There is no confirmation the jet is at AMARC, so could be in service, even though it is one of the oldest USAF F-15Cs. Someone claimed to see it at AMARC in 2010, so couldn't be sure either way.
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Unread post29 Jan 2013, 20:25

Thank you so much for the help!, very interesting history !, do you have any idea as to its collectability or value ? I've searched the net but I keep coming up short.

Thanks for the help!
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Unread post30 Jan 2013, 00:16

That would be a question that maybe Kevin at ejectionsite.com could answer. His public email is kcoyne (at) ejectionsite.com

I haven't seem him post recently, but he is a member here (kmceject) or something like that.
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Unread post30 Jan 2013, 00:46

Thank you Neuro !, I'm going to reach out to him. I've upload a couple of pics here so that I can link to this thread which also shows the research you found for me. Thanks again ! also if anyone else wishes to share their observations or thoughts as to what I have I would be very appreciative (still trying to learn about all of this) aka Newbie :) and thank you for the warm welcome !

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Unread post31 Jan 2013, 20:03

I noticed you have an f-15 stick and sfs. I know a guy building an f-15 simulator he might be interested if those parts are for sale.
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Unread post01 Feb 2013, 03:52

Sure, please feel free to pass along this thread or my info.

Thanks !
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Unread post01 Feb 2013, 06:18

78-0507 went to AMARC in Sept 2010. flew last with the 60th FS at Eglin. at one time it was the marked as the 60FS boss bird (2000 when I saw it marked, saw it again 2005 without the marks).
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Unread post01 Feb 2013, 08:13

Give ya fifty bucks for it! :D
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Unread post02 Feb 2013, 00:04

Used/demilled ejection seats are periodically sold on ebay for an average of $500 to $1500 depending on condition, age, and rarity. An avid ejection seat collector may offer you as much as $3K for your ACES II since it was used for an actual ejection. Many pilots who eject end up in possession of their ejection seats but obviously Capt Burton didn't end up with his for whatever reason.

Below are four Martin-Baker Mk-7AF seats that were removed from USAF F-4 Phantoms. :cheers:
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Unread post02 Feb 2013, 06:08

Wow!! I am seriously jealous right now!! That is awesome. Kudos to the owner!!

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