Martin AM-1/1-Q Mauler Zoom

Martin AM-1/1-Q Mauler

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Product Code: GB224P

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First published in 1994, the Martin AM Mauler book covers the development, testing, and squadron usage of the runner-up to the Navy's AD/A-1 Skyraider in its bomber-torpedo competition. Even though a runner-up, 147 aircraft were produced and five fleet squadrons, VA-17A/VA-174, VA-44, VA-45, VA-84 and VA-85 operated them aboard carriers prior to going to the reserves. 18 AM-1Qs were produced and operated aboard carriers by VC-4. The big Martin was unique in being powered by the huge corncob R-4360 engine which gave it a larger and heavier combat load than the AD. Imagine a single engine airplane carrying 3-torpedoes and 12-250lb bombs! It was armed with 4-20mm cannons and could carry an APS-4 radar. This book includes 128 black and white photos, and 36 illustrations. Also includes a synopsis of the 121 aircraft accidents in the Mauler.

Pages: 82
Size: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Illustrations: b/w
Publisher: Steve Ginter
ISBN: 9780942612240
Product Code: GB224P