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Looks like he forgot to jettison the canopy first.Plus they're still on the ground.
Good thing then it's not a B-47.
Some aircraft have a line of basically det cord running in a loop in the top of the canopy to shatter it before the seat and pilot come through. It's faster since there's no delay to wait for an intact jettisoned canopy to get safely clear. You can see it in Harriers, for example.
I didn't know you went thru the canopy, I guess that's why you get a helmet! :-)
Blowing the canopy first is usually an option, but if it doesn't leave first, some seats will cut through the plexi. Some of them have a pre-cut section outlined in the roof to facilitate this, IIRC. Sort of like a pop-top can has a defined weak line to make it easy to open. Not the optimum exit route, however.
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