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The Martin P6M Seamaster on Wikipedia

Il Martin P6M Seamaster su Wikipedia

George Albert Rodney - Biographical Data

George Albert Rodney - Dati Biografici

Thomas E. Lloyd - Biographical Data

Thomas E. Lloyd - Dati Biografici

Martin P6M Seamaster

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(Above) Artwork illustrating the Seamaster dropping mines (Above) The "Martin Model 270", the XP5M-1 prototype extensively re-engineered to test a revised hull design, with a length-to-beam ratio of 15:1, which was felt to offer the best efficiency in both air and water
(Above) The complete left side of the mock-up of XP6M-1 (Above) Construction of the prototype XP6M-1 - Hull over wing assembly
(Above) 5 Jan 1955 - Structural test of the prototype, nose view - CLICK ON THE PREVIEW FOR A DIGITALLY RESTORED VERSION OF THE PICTURE! (Above) The prototype ready for floatation and flight tests
(Above) 14 Jul 1955 - First flight of XP6M-1 (Above) 28 Jul 1955 - XP6M-1 Seamaster in flight with an FJ-2 Fury as chase plane
(Above) 27 Sep 1955 - Test Pilot George Rodney is the 4th from left, in later years he became Safety Chief at NASA. (Above) The second prototype of XP6M-1
(Above) The second prototype of XP6M-1 in flight, side view (Above) The second prototype of XP6M-1 in flight, view from below rear
(Above) The first pre-production YP6M-1 ("buzz number" 143822) (Above) 20 Jan 1958 - First Flight of the first pre-production YP6M-1
(Above) The 3822 taxiing from above: the modification to the air intakes and to the nacelles are particularly evident in this view (Above) The 3822 taxiing at high speed to investigate the spray phenomenon
(Above) 3 Jun 1958 - The Weapons, Bombing and Navigation station of YP6M-1 (Above) 2 Oct 1958 - All the YP6M-1 pre-production model built (BuNos 143822-143827). All six examples were scrapped when the program was cancelled.
(Above) 11 Nov 1958 - Three ship formation of YP6M-1 (Above) 3 Jan 1959 - Tactical nuclear bombs mock-ups used to test compatibility with the mine/bomb bay of the P6M
(Above) 13 Jan 1959 - Ramp nose-on close-up of P6M-2 #9, with the flight refuelling probe for "buddy refueling" (Above) 29 Apr 1959 - Wing dig-in test of P6M-2 #9 - the plane was deliberately banked to test the influence of wingtip floats on stability recovery
(Above) 8 Jun 1959 - In-flight nose-on close-up of P6M2 #8 (Above) 26 Jun 1959 - 5878, the third production P6M-2, testing the "buddy refueling" hose and drogue pack
(Above) 30 Oct 1959 - The final lot of production P6M-2 (Above) 15 Aug 1960 - the final shipment of P6M-2 tails and fuselages. One of these is now in the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum. On a total of eight production model P6M-2 built (BuNos 145876-145899), 145877-145879 were completed and flown, 145876 and 145880-145883 were completed but not flown. Contracts for 145884-145899 were cancelled.
(Above) The BV (perhaps for "basing vehicle") beaching gear, a semi-submersible hauling dolly, allowed the Seamaster to roll on a slipway on its own power (Above) 19 Aug 1959 - a P6M-2 on its way to engage the BV, whose shape was designed to ease hooking
(Above) P6M before entering into the water on the BV (Above) P6M on the BV climbing the slipway at the end of a mission
(Above) The AVD Destroyer Seaplane Tender (Auxiliary, heaVier-than-air, Destroyer) concept of support ship capable to support, refuel and offer a complete overhaul to the Seamaster (you may notice that this is a declassified picture)

Selected pictures from the AAFC collection
Immagini dalla collezione AAFC