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This is What Ejecting Out of a 600 MPH Jet Looks Like


Ever wonder what it looks like when a pilot ejects from a jet going 600 mph? You're right, I never did either. But when I saw the headline for this video, I had to click -- and I'm glad I did.

The video was made by BAE Systems, which developed the eject mechanism to be used in the new F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jet. It shows a mock cockpit traveling down a track at 600 mph and a "pilot" shooting through the top. You'll probably watch it a couple times:

The Daily Mail published some pictures showing what the test looked like from the side:

The F-35 is currently under development and would be the next state-of-the-art fighter in the U.S. fleet. One version can even "hover":

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You can read more about the plane from its developer, Lockheed Martin, here.

(H/T: Buzzfeed)

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