Aircraft Photo of 1520 | Martin XPB2M-1R Mars | USA - Navy | #125882
Registration / Serial:1520
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin XPB2M-1R Mars
C/n (msn):877
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1944
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Photo ID: 125882
Photo Comment

The Martin Mars prototype in take-off at an unknown location, possibly the Pacific off San Francisco. This photo was taken circa 1944, about two years after it had been converted from patrol bomber to transport aircraft, by the removal of its gun turrets, bomb bays, armored plating and other combat provisions. Instead, this transport version received additional cargo hatches and cargo loading equipment, as well as reinforced decking. Photo from: US Navy / National Naval Aviation Museum

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