Designation: B-26B

Martin B-26B

Martin B-26B Marauder

This aircraft is currently undergoing restoration offsite. Few aircraft in the history of the U.S. Army Air Force were as controversial as the Martin B-26 Marauder.  Accepted for production without the benefit of a prototype the Marauder gained an early reputation as a dangerous and difficult aircraft to fly.  The primary area of concern was the plane’s relatively high landing speed.  Many modifications including lengthening the wings never really fixed the problem.  On at least four separate occasions Congressional or military investigations were launched into whether production should be stopped.  Despite its problems experienced crews loved the Marauder and by the end of the war it had proven itself with the lowest combat loss ratio of any American medium bomber.

Wingspan 71 ft

Wingspan

Length 56 ft

Length

Height 21ft 6 in.

Height

Weight 37,000 lbs (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 270 MPH

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 21,700 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 1,150 miles

Range

Engines Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-43 radial engines with 1,920 horsepower each

Engines

Crew 5

Crew


Manufacturer
Martin

Markings
None.  Undergoing restoration

Serial Number
41-31856

Designation
B-26B

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