Obscure PBM Mariner shots wanted!

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  1. Shawn M

    Shawn M New Member

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    Hi Gang,

    I've already pillaged the internet for PBM pics and I've got 99% of all the books and mag's printed on the subject.

    I'm looking for the odd ball shots you may have from personal collections or acquired overtime.

    The PBM is an airframe of importance to me as my Grand Father flew them in the late 40's and early 50's.

    Thanks in advance!

    Shawn

    also, if you need something about this 'bird let me know, I've probably got it lol
     
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    Maybe this one then - a Martin Mariner Gun Training Trailer...

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    thats fantastic! I've never seen that one thank you!

    Through my research it seems that .30 cals we're added (field mod) to the bow hatch's for extra strafing power.

    By "bow hatch" the only reasonable conclusion is that it is the bomb aimer window as the nose hatches (port and starboard) opened outwards and would not be closable in flight.

    I've had it confirmed via email from a few crew members but would love an image of it.
     
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