|  Base model:||JRM|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Navy / Marines|
|  Designation Period:||1935-1955|
|  Basic role:||Utility Transport|
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St George, UT
| My dad is piloting the 2nd plane from the top. One of the only photos ever taken of those 4 planes. |
01/26/2008 @ 20:08 [ref: 19434]
| My father was a lead design engineer while employed with the Glen L. Martin (circa 1938-1945). He designed the Martin JRM Mars, and later had design supervision over the P3M Martin Mariner and finally the P5M Marlin. After WWII he went to work for the US Navy Department.
I grew up in Middle River, Maryland, home of the Glen L Martin Co. maritime plant. During the 1950's my family often took outings on our 36 foot cabin cruiser. We cruised the waterways often. My father was an ardent waterman and hobbyist boat builder too. I was a young child in the 50's but I can vividly remember the sense of transfixed awe as I watched the last of the Martin Mars planes come to the plant for refitting. I also remember being equally thrilled at watching some of the other flying boats built by Martin - the P5M-2 Marlin, and testing of the P6M Seamaster.
I am planning to build electric, 1/20 scale RC models of the Martin Mars (post-war Hawaii Mars. An inspirational Mars, modeled after the Flying Tanker Inc. Hawaii Mars was built by Ivan Pettigrew ( http://www.geocities.com/ivansplans ).
05/23/2007 @ 09:00 [ref: 16573]
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