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The Fighting Flying Boat

A History of the Martin PBM Mariner

by Richard Alden Hoffman

  • 282 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by US Naval Institute Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history,
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Maritime history,
  • Naval forces & warfare,
  • War & defence operations,
  • World history: Second World War,
  • Military - Naval,
  • Mariner bombers,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: American,
  • Korea,
  • USA,
  • Military - World War II,
  • Military - Aviation,
  • Military - Korean War

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages250
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8852337M
    ISBN 101591143756
    ISBN 109781591143758

    This book covers the jet-powered flying boats of Beriev, which are some of the more interesting aircraft to fly. The earliest jet design looked very similar to the post-war Be-6, replacing the radial engines with Soviet copies of the Rolls Royce Nene engine. The resultant R-1 flying boat was mainly an experimental design, never entering production. At the helm of the Aldebaran, a huge flying boat, sits the monomaniacal Captain Bennett, a man hell-bent on unearthing a treasure buried by the Germans in the final days of World War II. And on the seaplane’s radio is the young wireless operator Adcock, a man who listens to everything and tries to make sense of it all.

    A well-illustrated aviation adventure story involving a worldwide search for an airworthy PBY-5A “Catalina” flying boat. A fascinating personal account of one man’s dream of bringing a PBY Catalina back to New Zealand, flying and sharing that part of New Zealand’s aviation heritage with the public, A hugely ambitious project fraught with uncertainty, drama and disaster. The flying boat is the world's largest seaplane with potential uses in maritime rescue and aerial firefighting. It can also utilize conventional runways thanks to retractable landing and fly.

    The crippled flying boat had set a world speed record for propeller-driven transport aircraft—flying between Honolulu and San Francisco in five hours and 54 minutes—but the flight turned out to be the Tradewind’s swan song. Another Tradewind, Coral Sea, had crashed earlier, also due to a prop malfunction, and the Navy had had enough. The. - Explore LeeHaile's board "Flying Boat", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Flying boat, Boat, Amphibious aircraft pins.


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This versatile seaplane was first deployed in during the Battle of the Atlantic, when it helped sink ten German U-boats. The following year it became a mainstay of the Naval Air Transport Service as the first aircraft to provide a vital.

The Martin PBM Mariner was an American patrol bomber flying boat of World War II and the early Cold War era. It was designed to complement the Consolidated PBY Catalina and PB2Y Coronado in service. A total of 1, were built, with the first example flying on 18 February and the type entering service in September Manufacturer: Glenn L.

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