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Wednesday
Mar312010

Video: Huge Martin Mars Flying Boat / Water Bomber - She's A Beauty!

 

Beautiful Martin Mars flying boat   photo: arewethereyet?

  I've kinda had huge radial engines on the brain lately because of the Retro Airliner Design Contest, and that lead me to find this nice short landing video of the beautifully graceful Martin Mars used by the Coulson Group as a fire fighting water bomber.  Flying boats are such an awesome part of aviation history, and it's really nice to see this one still being used today.  Pretty amazing too since this aircraft was originally delivered to the U.S. Navy in April 1946!  What an amazing sight and sound of the 200' wingspan water bomber with 4 massive radial engines : )

 

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