Aircraft Photo of 1520 | Martin XPB2M-1 Mars | USA - Navy |
Registration / Serial:1520
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin XPB2M-1 Mars
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):877
City / Airport:Baltimore - Martin StateMap
Region / Country:Maryland, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KMTN   IATA: MTN   Local: MTN   Other: -
Photo Date:13 May 1942
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID: 125887
Photographer's Remark

Martin Mars prototype at the Martin factory, repaired following the #3 engine fire on 5 December 1941, but still before its first flight. It is seen here still in its original configuration as a patrol bomber, complete with gun turrets and provisions for bombing. However, the aircraft was soon to be converted to XPB2M-1R transport aircraft, which involved removing all armament and armored plating, and adding extra cargo hatches, cargo loading equipment and reinforcing the decking. Photo from: US Navy / National Naval Aviation Museum

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