Designed by Oliver Sutton in 1917, this
was the "Jack-of-all-trades" harness used on all British-made /
RAF aircraft from 1918 until the beginning of WW2 (and even after).
Suitable for all interwar British aircraft, especially biplanes.
These harnesses saw action at the
end of WW1 - if you come across a mention of a "Sutton Harness" used on
a WW1 aircraft, this was it. For example, this type of seat harness was
used on the RAF SE5a, Sopwith Camel and Sopwith Pup at the end of the
war. These are suitable for the new British Wingnut Wings kits when
built as late-war and interwar British biplanes. This type of seat
harness is still in use today on the Tiger Moth and is still in
Regarded as extremely efficient yet simple, this
type of seat harness was sold under licence all over the world.
This type of seat harness also widely used on Soviet aircraft of WW2
such as MiG-3, Yak-1, Yak-7, Yak-9 and Yak-3 as well as many others.
This was also used on a variety of Polish aircraft such as PZL P-11 and
PZL 23 Karas.
No painting needed, just remove the
pre-cut belts from the backing paper, glue the detail parts, thread
them though the buckles and fit them to your model.
The straps can be set to whatever
length you need.
The set includes two sheets of photo
etched parts with the buckles in stainless steel and grommets in brass,
two sets of pre-cut paper straps and a detailed assembly guide.