Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F-13: Poetry in motion.

Very precise and explicative drawing of the early MiG-21 models ejection seat operation : the household-designed Mikoyan SK crew escape system. The idea behind the SK was to produce an efficient high-speed escape system that protected its pilot without the complications of the full escape capsule then in vogue. A very clever design where the cartridge-operated operated in conjunction with the MiG-21 integral canopy, acting as a windshield against the slipstream during harsh early phase of the ejection.

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