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.
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