Martin B 26 Marauder

Author: William Wolf
Editor: Schiffer Military History
ISBN: 9780764347412
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In his fifth book in The Ultimate Look series, Dr. Wolf again brings the same degree of meticulous research to describe this unappreciated and misunderstood B-26 medium bomber. This massive, comprehensive volume is the first to give the reader a definitive description of this neglected bomber, its development, testing, and manufacture. The role of the enigmatic aviation icon Glenn L. Martin is described in the development of the American aviation industry and the Marauder. The author made extensive use of the massive document and photo collections of the Marauder Archives at Akron and Tucson, and the Air Force collection at the NMUSAF. Martin Company design and production information and flight and test evaluations, along with original Company Flight, Parts, and Maintenance Manuals, and rare archival microfilm of original material were also used. The author was given unprecedented access to the family records of B-26 designer Peyton Magruder. The text is complemented by archival photos and drawings, and new color photos of the Marauders at the NMUSAF, Fantasy of Flight, and MAPS Museum.

Martin B 26 Marauder

Author: Martyn Chorlton
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ISBN: 9781780966052
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One of the most underrated medium bombers of the Second World War, the Martin B-26 Marauder never fully managed to shake off an underserved early reputation as a dangerous aircraft to fly. Admittedly, in inexperienced hands, the B-26 could be tricky to fly, but once mastered, proved to be one of the best in its class. The aircraft incorporated a host of both revolutionary design methods and construction techniques, never before attempted amongst American aircraft manufacturers. Peyton M. Magruder's design had its roots in a USAAC proposal dating back to March 1939 calling for a twin-engined medium bomber capable of reaching 350 mph with a 2,000lb bomb load up to a range of 3,000 miles. Deemed superior to all other designs on the table at the time, almost a 1,000 had been ordered before the aircraft first took to the air November 1940. From late 1941 the first B-26s became operational in the Pacific, followed by the Mediterranean, but it is in the European theatre that the type was most prolific. Initially serving with the 8th Air Force, the type was 'discarded' to the 9th Air Force with whom it served with great distinction for the remainder of the war. It was particularly during the Normandy Landings and later the advance beyond 'the bulge' into Germany, were the B-26s medium level tactical ability shone through. The Marauder also served with the RAF, SAAF and Free French Air Force in the Mediterranean and also as part of the little credited Balkan Air Force in support of Tito's Partisans in Yugoslavia. Sadly the B-26 was unfairly treated at the beginning of its career and even more so at the end as many of the 5,200+ aircraft built were scrapped only days after the end of the war. A great aircraft in many respects the B-26 deserves to be in a better place.

B26 Marauder

Author: David Doyle
Editor: Schiffer Military History
ISBN: 9780764356643
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Even today the Martin B-26 Marauder continues to look sleek and streamlined. Although receiving less wartime publicity than America's other medium of WWII, the B-25, in the European theater the B-26 delivered twice the tonnage of bombs and had a lower loss rate. This volume explores the history of this oft-overlooked but widely used aircraft. The story of this historic medium bomber is told through carefully researched archival photos, as well as photographs of preserved examples, illuminated through detailed captions, thereby illustrating not only the use of the Marauder, but also the details of its construction. Large, clear photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, put the reader on the airfield and in the sky with this historic aircraft. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

The Martin B 26 Marauder

Author: J. K. Havener
Editor: Aero Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780830682874
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B 26 Marauder Units Of The Eighth And Ninth Air Forces

Author: Jerry Scutts
Editor: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 9781855326378
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The medium bomber 'workhorse' of the Ninth Air Force, Martin's much-maligned B-26 Marauder recovered from its poor start with the Eighth Air Force to go on and equip no less than eight bomber groups in the ETO. Although initially dubbed 'the widow maker', a change of tactics from low- to medium-level bombing for the Marauder soon improved the crews' chances of survival – indeed, by war's end it boasted a lower loss-per-sortie ratio than any other twin-engined bomber in the USAAF. This volume covers all aspects of Marauder operations in Western Europe during World War II (1939-1945), featuring first hand accounts from surviving B-26 crews, plus an analysis of the tactics employed.

Martin Aircraft

Author: Source Wikipedia
Editor: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230483450
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 45. Chapters: Martin B-26 Marauder, Martin B-57 Canberra, Martin B-10, Martin PBM Mariner, Martin JRM Mars, Martin Baltimore, Martin 2-0-2, Martin P6M SeaMaster, Martin P5M Marlin, Martin T4M, Martin AM Mauler, Martin XB-51, Martin 4-0-4, Martin T3M, Martin NBS-1, Martin Maryland, Martin P4M Mercator, Martin XB-48, Martin M-130, Martin S, Martin MB-1, Martin Model 316, Martin X-23 PRIME, Martin XB-33 Super Marauder, Martin 156, Martin Model 146, Martin XB-16, Martin XB-27. Excerpt: The Martin B-26 Marauder was a World War II twin-engine medium bomber built by the Glenn L. Martin Company. First used in the Pacific Theater in early 1942, it was also used in the Mediterranean Theater and in Western Europe. After entering service with the U.S. Army, the aircraft received the reputation of a "Widowmaker" due to the early models' high rate of accidents during takeoff and landings. The Marauder had to be flown by exact airspeeds, particularly on final approach and when one engine was out. The 150 mph (241 km/h) speed on short final was intimidating to pilots who were used to much slower speeds, and whenever they slowed down below what the manual stated, the aircraft would stall and crash. The B-26 became a safer aircraft once crews were re-trained and after aerodynamics modifications (increase of wing span and incidence, to give better take off performance, and a larger fin and rudder). After aerodynamic and design changes, the aircraft distinguished itself as "the chief bombardment weapon on the Western Front" according to a United States Army Air Forces dispatch from 1946. The Marauder ended World War II with the lowest loss rate of any USAAF bomber. A total of 5,288 were produced between February 1941 and March 1945; 522 of these were flown by the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force. By the time the United States Air...

Marauder Men

Author: John O. Moench
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Martin B 26 Marauder At War

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Martin B 26 Marauder

Author: Martyn Chorlton
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780966075
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One of the most underrated medium bombers of the Second World War, the Martin B-26 Marauder never fully managed to shake off an underserved early reputation as a dangerous aircraft to fly. Deemed superior to all other designs on the table at the time, almost a 1,000 had been ordered before the aircraft first took to the air November 1940. From late 1941 the first B-26s became operational in the Pacific, followed by the Mediterranean, but it is in the European theatre that the type was most prolific. It was particularly during the Normandy Landings and later the advance beyond 'the bulge' into Germany, were the B-26s medium level tactical ability shone through. The Marauder also served with the RAF, SAAF and Free French Air Force in the Mediterranean and also as part of the little credited Balkan Air Force in support of Tito's Partisans in Yugoslavia. Sadly the B-26 was unfairly treated at the beginning of its career and even more so at the end as many of the 5,200+ aircraft built were scrapped only days after the end of the war. A great aircraft in many respects the B-26 deserves to be in a better place.

The Flying Prostitute

Author: Lawrence J. Hunter
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595000487
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The Flying Prostitute was one of many pseudonyms given the B-26 Martin Marauder bomber in WWII by those who flew them. This plane cremated so many crewmen that newscasters were afraid to write or talk about it for fear this might cause a morale problem with our men who were told to fly them. The author recites his cadet life at Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas, THE WEST POINT OF THE AIR, where he became the top-ranking cadet officer. He then earned his wings at Ellington Field, Texas and, along with others of his class, was assigned to be an Instructor Pilot of this aircraft for seventeen months. So many men were being killed in horrible crashes that each wore their Air Force Wings as bracelets on their wrists so their bodies could be identified, “just in case.” Combat in the skies over Europe followed, and so did the crashes. Pilots did not know the mammoth tail could, and had separated from this airplane while in flight. Pilots knew the propellers could runaway and cremate their entire crew in disastrous, fiery crashes. Pilots did not know the manufacturers of parts of this airplane were falsifying reports and Congress knew it. They did know that they could be killed every time they took one up. This dramatic, true story is shocking in its detail and documentation. The refusal to write about this airplane remains an enigma for writers even to this day.

The Armorer My Experiences As A Martin B 26 Marauder Ground Crewman In World War 2

Author: Michael Bonchonsky
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ISBN: 1678176923
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir. Mike entered the Army Air Corps in 1942, training him as an armorer. After stateside training, he was assigned to the 17th Bomb Group, serving with them in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany during World War II. As an armorer in the unit, Mike's responsibilities included maintaining and repairing all manner of weapons, from small arms to aircraft machine guns and cannons, as well as their associated equipment, and was also tasked with loading bombs and other ordnance carried by the aircraft. Mike also provides details of life on an airbase, working and living in harsh conditions, with the threat of enemy attack always present. Also included is an appendix with a brief history of the 17th Bomb Group. In addition to photos from Mike's personal album, dozens of photos of the Martin B-26 Marauder and their crews, and photos of ground crews at work, aircraft on missions, and bomb runs and strike and post-strike photos. 99 photos, 1 drawing.

The Martin B 26 Marauder

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Martin B 26 Marauder Douglas A 26 Invader

Author: Tomasz Szlagor
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Features beautiful color schemes About Scale Model International Library SMIL contains many historical, often rare photos which were an inspiration for colorful schemes from many different views which you can find inside. For aviation, history enthusiasts and modelers alike. In this volume from the SMIL series Kagero introduces the history of American medium bomber B-26 Marauder and its brother the A-26 Invader. This fantastic new volume contains dozens of historical photos that show many details and interesting facets of planes used during World War II. There are also beautiful color schemes made by Andrzej Sadlo, one of the best graphic artists in the world. Kagero show planes with most attractive paint schemes and nose-arts to offer the modeler a variety of interesting details to capture. This Scale model Library focuses on B-26 Marauder and A-26 Invader bombers which took part in air battles over Europe. The 88-page book contains 121 b/w photos, which are captioned in English and Polish. Nine planes are presented in color profiles painted by Andrzej Sadlo. Also attached is a decal sheet printed by Cartograf, which contains 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 individual markings for the following planes depicted on the color charts: - B-26B-50-MA (s/n 42-95864) 'Valkyrie' coded '7I-B' of 497th BS / 344th BG; - B-26B-15-MA (s/n 41-31608) 'Our Baby' coded 'AN-Q' of 553rd BS / 386th

The Martin B 26 Marauder

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Martin B 26 Marauder

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The Martin B 26 Marauder

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Marauder Men

Author: John O. Moench
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B 26 Marauder

Author: Hans-Heiri Stapfer
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