A Cape Town Castle Military Museum tagged image from photographer – wbaiv as published on Flickr.
Vertical SR-71 Pilot’s cockpit, instruments, stick, ejection seat
Image by wbaiv
Mmmm. a triumph of fill-flash! Interior surfaces are darker gray, with black (various dark grays, black, flat, matte, silky and semi-gloss) instrument panels and instrument faces. Note the ejection seat cushions are orangey-red, almost like that dark-red-orange prefered for arctic areas and Ski-Patrol fanny packs because it doesn’t fade….
Remove-before-flight flags, the jury strut to hold the canopy open and the safety cover over the ejection seat handle are straight, insignia, red. Note darkish red silicone rubber sealant on the fasteners inside the windscreen, bare titanium cockpit sills and dirty, zinc chromate where the interior gray paint has worn on the inside of the sills. One, yellow, pull-handle at the lower left edge of the instrument panel.
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