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A short history of the Martin Mars flying boats

A short history of the Martin Mars flying boats

First Prototype The story of the Martin Mars flying boats started in 1938, when the United States Navy placed an order to the Martin Aircraft Company for a large maritime patrol bomber. The prototype first flew on July 3, 1942. The Navy was pleased with the prototype,...
PBY Naval Air Museum

PBY Naval Air Museum

AirMuseumGuide.com would like to thank Wil Shellenberger, the President of the PBY Memorial Foundation, and George Love, Restoration Manager, for all the hospitality during our visit to the PBY Naval Air Museum. PBY Catalina seaplane base The history of the PBY Naval...
Lauridsen Aviation Museum

Lauridsen Aviation Museum

Location & Access Lauridsen Aviation Museum could be described as a museum in the making. Most of the private collection of over 30 airplanes is located at the Buckeye Municipal Airport, west of Phoenix, Arizona. However, some of the aircraft are stored at several...
USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

Location & history The USS Midway Museum is one of the 5 aircraft carrier museums in the US and one of only two on the West Coast. On January 10, 2004, the ship was moored at the Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego and opened to the public on June 7th the same...
Erickson Aircraft Collection

Erickson Aircraft Collection

Location & history The Erickson Aircraft Collection is located at the Madras Municipal Airport in Madras, Oregon. The original airfield was expanded during the World War II and served as training base for B-17 Flying Fortresses and Bell P-63 Kingcobras. Since the...