Lockheed F-104 Starfighter Pilots, 1960’s

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2 responses

  1. Bryan R. Swopes

    What are the devices that the pilot on the left has strapped over his shoes?

    August 30, 2012 at 4:52 am

    • Greg Bishop

      Boot spurs were worn by Starfighter pilots. These spurs, which were strapped to his boots, were wired to the ejection seat and automatically pulled the pilot’s heels into the seat in the event of an ejection, thereby saving a possible amputation of the pilots legs.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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