Designation: PBM-5A

Martin PBM-5A

Martin PBM-5A Mariner

A picture of the Martin PBM-5A Mariner

The PBM-5A is the last version of the Mariner built for the U.S. Navy by the Martin Company.  The type was first built in 1937 and production continued until April 1949 when the last PBM-5A was completed.  Originally a pure seaplane, the -5A version of the Mariner introduced amphibious capability to the type and became the largest amphibian ever built.  The PBM served through World War II and the Korean War as a long-range patrol bomber and rescue aircraft.  Other aircraft had their gun turrets and other combat equipment removed and were used as transports.

Wingspan 118 ft

Wingspan

Length 80 ft

Length

Height 29 ft

Height

Weight 60,300 lbs

Weight

Max. Speed 200 MPH

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 16,900 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 2,400 miles

Range

Engines Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34 radials with 2,100 horsepower each

Engines

Crew 8 to 12

Crew


Manufacturer
Martin

Markings
Transport Squadron 21 (VR-21), Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Hawai’i, ca. 1950

Designation
PBM-5A

Registration
N3190G

Serial Number
122071

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