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MiniCraft 11669 1:72 Martin Mariner PBM5/5A

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The Martin PBM Mariner was a flying boat patrol bomber that entered service with the US Navy before World War 2. The design evolved as operational experience was gained with the aircraft and over 1,300 were produced between 1937 and 1949. The PBM-5A was an amphibious version of the aircraft with retractable landing gear with 40 examples that were placed in service. The type was powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engines producing 2,100 horsepower each. The aircraft could carry up to 4,000 pounds of bombs or depth charges, or two torpedoes.

Markings are provided for two examples:

  • PBM-5A, BuNo 59849, USN, 1945
  • PBM-5A, BuNo 59349, USN, 1947