Armored 'coffin seats' protected B-25J pilots
To top it off, the seats were made of more 3/8-inch hardened steel armor. Each seatback included an arched hood over the pilot's head for extra protection. Quickly nicknamed “coffin seats” by flyers, the new protection weighed 145 pounds. Each seatback split in half and swung aft to allow pilots to climb into the cockpit.
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