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Martin B 26 Marauder

Author : Martyn Chorlton
ISBN : 9781780966076
Genre : History
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One of the most underrated medium bombers of the Second World War, the Martin B-26 Marauder never fully managed to shake off an underserved early reputation as a dangerous aircraft to fly. Deemed superior to all other designs on the table at the time, almost a 1,000 had been ordered before the aircraft first took to the air November 1940. From late 1941 the first B-26s became operational in the Pacific, followed by the Mediterranean, but it is in the European theatre that the type was most prolific. It was particularly during the Normandy Landings and later the advance beyond 'the bulge' into Germany, were the B-26s medium level tactical ability shone through. The Marauder also served with the RAF, SAAF and Free French Air Force in the Mediterranean and also as part of the little credited Balkan Air Force in support of Tito's Partisans in Yugoslavia. Sadly the B-26 was unfairly treated at the beginning of its career and even more so at the end as many of the 5,200+ aircraft built were scrapped only days after the end of the war. A great aircraft in many respects the B-26 deserves to be in a better place.

B26 Marauder

Author : David Doyle
ISBN : 076435664X
Genre : History
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Even today the Martin B-26 Marauder continues to look sleek and streamlined. Although receiving less wartime publicity than America's other medium of WWII, the B-25, in the European theater the B-26 delivered twice the tonnage of bombs and had a lower loss rate. This volume explores the history of this oft-overlooked but widely used aircraft. The story of this historic medium bomber is told through carefully researched archival photos, as well as photographs of preserved examples, illuminated through detailed captions, thereby illustrating not only the use of the Marauder, but also the details of its construction. Large, clear photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, put the reader on the airfield and in the sky with this historic aircraft. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

B 24 Liberator B 25 Mitchell B 26 Marauder

Author : Mantelli - Brown - Kittel - Graf
ISBN : 9782372973243
Genre : History
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Flying The B 26 Marauder Over Europe

Author : Carl H. Moore
ISBN : 9780786473571
Genre : Transportation
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"Included are the author's experiences with the B-26 Marauder, history of the development of the plane, war experiences, journal entries created after each of 50 combat missions (target, date, crew members, their emotions, action narrative), design and construction, as well as a description of the B-26 reconstructed by the Confederate (now: Commemorative) Air Force"--Provided by publisher.

The International Archive Of The Martin B 26 Marauder At The University Of Akron Akron Ohio

Author : B-26 Marauder Historical Society
ISBN : OCLC:35119866
Genre : Marauder (Bomber)
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Above The Clouds

Author : Richard M. Crummett
ISBN : 9781770672918
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From disarming a live grenade to making two deadstick landings, Major Crummett's adventures speak for themselves. From the fruit of a meticulous diary, the story unfolds in Crummett's own voice with humility and wit. Through the eyes of this Maine farmboy, his love affair with "The Widowmaker" brings the aviation battles of WWII to life for the reader. Ride along in the cockpit as flak bursts around you and anti-aircraft guns boom from below. A skilled storyteller, "Iron Man" Crummett tells it in such great detail, even Air Force historians will be impressed....

Martin B 26 Marauder

Author : William Wolf
ISBN : 0764347411
Genre : History
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In his fifth book in The Ultimate Look series, Dr. Wolf again brings the same degree of meticulous research to describe this unappreciated and misunderstood B-26 medium bomber. This massive, comprehensive volume is the first to give the reader a definitive description of this neglected bomber, its development, testing, and manufacture. The role of the enigmatic aviation icon Glenn L. Martin is described in the development of the American aviation industry and the Marauder. The author made extensive use of the massive document and photo collections of the Marauder Archives at Akron and Tucson, and the Air Force collection at the NMUSAF. Martin Company design and production information and flight and test evaluations, along with original Company Flight, Parts, and Maintenance Manuals, and rare archival microfilm of original material were also used. The author was given unprecedented access to the family records of B-26 designer Peyton Magruder. The text is complemented by archival photos and drawings, and new color photos of the Marauders at the NMUSAF, Fantasy of Flight, and MAPS Museum.

Marauder Men

Author : John O. Moench
ISBN : WISC:89073154346
Genre : History
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Martin B 26 Marauder

Author : Frederick A. Johnsen
ISBN : 1580070299
Genre : History
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This top-flight series provides a review of the world's most exciting combat aircraft.

Martin Aircraft

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230483454
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 45. Chapters: Martin B-26 Marauder, Martin B-57 Canberra, Martin B-10, Martin PBM Mariner, Martin JRM Mars, Martin Baltimore, Martin 2-0-2, Martin P6M SeaMaster, Martin P5M Marlin, Martin T4M, Martin AM Mauler, Martin XB-51, Martin 4-0-4, Martin T3M, Martin NBS-1, Martin Maryland, Martin P4M Mercator, Martin XB-48, Martin M-130, Martin S, Martin MB-1, Martin Model 316, Martin X-23 PRIME, Martin XB-33 Super Marauder, Martin 156, Martin Model 146, Martin XB-16, Martin XB-27. Excerpt: The Martin B-26 Marauder was a World War II twin-engine medium bomber built by the Glenn L. Martin Company. First used in the Pacific Theater in early 1942, it was also used in the Mediterranean Theater and in Western Europe. After entering service with the U.S. Army, the aircraft received the reputation of a "Widowmaker" due to the early models' high rate of accidents during takeoff and landings. The Marauder had to be flown by exact airspeeds, particularly on final approach and when one engine was out. The 150 mph (241 km/h) speed on short final was intimidating to pilots who were used to much slower speeds, and whenever they slowed down below what the manual stated, the aircraft would stall and crash. The B-26 became a safer aircraft once crews were re-trained and after aerodynamics modifications (increase of wing span and incidence, to give better take off performance, and a larger fin and rudder). After aerodynamic and design changes, the aircraft distinguished itself as "the chief bombardment weapon on the Western Front" according to a United States Army Air Forces dispatch from 1946. The Marauder ended World War II with the lowest loss rate of any USAAF bomber. A total of 5,288 were produced between February 1941 and March 1945; 522 of these were flown by the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force. By the time the United States Air...

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