Production List for the Martin JRM Mars

Last updated: 1 March 2019
Msn Type Date   Reg Owner/operator Name Remark
877 XPB2M-1 05 Nov 1941 mfd 1520 Glenn L. Martin Co.   Officially launched into Dark Head Creek, Middle River, MD on 5 Nov 1941.
During taxi tests at the Middle River, MD plant on 5 Dec 1941 the propeller of engine #3 threw a blade, which caused an engine fire and severely damaged the aircraft. Repairs took more than 6 months. First flight 3 Jul 1942.
  XPB2M-1R 1942 cvd 1520 Glenn L. Martin Co.   Converted for transport role, gun turrets and bombing equipment removed.
    27 Nov 1943 del 1520 United States Navy   Delivered to VR-8 at Patuxent River, MD.
    Mar 1945 wfu 1520 United States Navy   Withdrawn from service at Alameda, CA Mar 1945.
Returned to Martin Co. for JRM-1 crew training, arrived at Middle River, MD Apr 1945.
Transferred to NATC Patuxent River, MD as a maintenance trainer until 1949.
Later broken up, presumably at Patuxent River, MD.
9263 JRM-1 27 Jul 1945 del 76819 United States Navy Hawaii Mars  
    05 Aug 1945 w/o 76819 United States Navy Hawaii Mars A failure of the vertical stabilizer leading edge caused a severe porpoising motion on landing at Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore, MD. The aircraft went out of control, broke up and sank.
9264 JRM-1 26 Jun 1946 del 76820 United States Navy Philippine Mars  
  JRM-3   cvd 76820 United States Navy Philippine Mars Wfu 7 May 1956. Stored at NAS Alameda, CA. TT 18662.
    1959 bt   Mars Metals Co. Philippine Mars  
    05 Sep 1959 del CF-LYK FIFT Philippine Mars Converted to airtanker configuration in 1962.
    1976 rr C-FLYK FIFT Philippine Mars  
    04 Jul 2001 ren C-FLYK Flying Tankers Inc. Philippine Mars Offered for sale 10 Nov 2006.
    01 May 2007 bt C-FLYK Coulson Flying Tankers Philippine Mars Wfu Aug 2012.
9265 JRM-1 28 Feb 1946 del 76821 United States Navy Marianas Mars  
  JRM-3   cvd 76821 United States Navy Marianas Mars Wfu 31 Aug 1956. Stored at NAS Alameda, CA. TT 19654.
    1959 bt   Mars Metals Co. Marianas Mars  
    08 Aug 1959 del CF-LYJ FIFT Marianas Mars Converted to airtanker, into service Spring 1960.
    23 Jun 1961 w/o CF-LYJ FIFT Marianas Mars Crashed into Mount Moriarty near Parksville, BC during a regular drop run. Some reports suggest a failure of the water drop mechanism, which left the aircraft too heavy to climb quickly enough to avoid the mountain. However, no definite cause has officially been documented for this accident.
9266 JRM-1 Feb 1946 del 76822 United States Navy Marshall Mars  
  JRM-3   cvd 76822 United States Navy Marshall Mars  
    05 Apr 1950 w/o 76822 United States Navy Marshall Mars Suffered in-flight engine fire and force-landed in Ke'ehi Lagoon, Oahu, HI. The fire continued to spread and when it reached the fuel tanks the aircraft exploded and sank.
9267 JRM-1 23 Apr 1946 del 76823 United States Navy Hawaii Mars  
  JRM-3   cvd 76823 United States Navy Hawaii Mars Wfu 16 Aug 1956. Stored at NAS Alameda, CA. TT 20038.
    1959 bt   Mars Metals Co. Hawaii Mars  
    12 Sep 1959 del CF-LYL FIFT Hawaii Mars Converted to airtanker configuration in 1964.
    1976 rr C-FLYL FIFT Hawaii Mars  
    04 Jul 2001 ren C-FLYL Flying Tankers Inc. Hawaii Mars Offered for sale 10 Nov 2006.
    01 May 2007 bt C-FLYL Coulson Flying Tankers Hawaii Mars Wfu Jul 2016.
9268 JRM-2 10 May 1948 del 76824 United States Navy Caroline Mars Wfu 27 Jul 1956. Stored at NAS Alameda, CA. TT 10116.
    1959 bt   Mars Metals Co. Caroline Mars  
    27 Aug 1959 del CF-LYM FIFT Caroline Mars Converted to airtanker configuration in 1961.
    12 Oct 1962 w/o CF-LYM FIFT Caroline Mars Aircraft was parked on its beaching gear at Victoria International Airport, Sidney, BC for maintenance with Fairey Aviation of Canada, when its tie-down lines snapped during typhoon "Frieda". The beaching gear collapsed, and the aircraft was blown across the tarmac for some distance until it ran into a highway shoulder, causing damage to the left wing and float, as well as to the keel. It was considered damaged beyond repair and was broken up for spares.
9269 JRM-2     76825 United States Navy   Uncompleted airframe. Nose section to Forest Industries Flying Tankers at Sproat Lake, Port Alberni, BC To Coulson Flying Tankers in 2007.

Abbreviations used:

bt= Bought del= Delivered ren= Renamed wfu= Withdrawn from use
cvd= Converted mfd= Manufactured rr= Reregistered w/o= Written off