Flying Boats?

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  1. Orion_vp31

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    Looking for any large images of Fly Boats pre-1950's. Is there any good image database or other sources to browse? Thanks so much!
     
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    You could start here:

    The Martin Mariner, Mars, Marlin Flying Boats

    I grew up a stone's throw from Glenn L. Martin aircraft company, at Middle
    River, Md. I've got a few hours flying time in the PBM, too. Hope this
    helps get you started.

    Charles
     
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    Somewhere on this forum are four pictures that FlyboyJ put up, like these.
    This happens to be the Martin "Hawaii Mars".

    Charles
     

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    VP-31? Former VP-65 AD here.
     
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    Joe: I don't remember what VP was at NAS Jax in 1951-52. I was
    attached to ComFairJax, and use to bum rides in the PBM's. They would
    fly down to the Keys and to Gitmo. Most of their radiomen would rather
    stay home with their family they fly extra hours.

    edit: According to Wiki, NAS Jax has been home to VP-3, VP-5, VP-16,
    VP-30 and VP-45,

    Charles
     
  7. FLYBOYJ

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    Pretty Cool!

    I think VP-45 was a training squadron.
     
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    Man thats low!
     
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    Not only is it low, presumably about to do the boat thing, but it is also, er, how can I put this.....somewhat on the large side?
     
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    I didn't see any water in the first few pictures so i was like is this for show or has something gone seriously wrong :lol:
     
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    We have a section in the forums on aircraft, including a flying boat section: Warbird Photo Album - Color Photos

    I have a couple of the Martin Mars in there that I took, plus a few more, if needed...

    [​IMG]
     
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    VERY COOL PICS Mr. C.:cool:
     
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