USA: Warplanes of the Cold War: Martin P6M SeaMaster

Martin P6M SeaMaster

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The Martin P6M SeaMaster was an experimental strategic bomber flying boat built by the Glenn L. Martin Company for the United States Navy that almost entered service; production aircraft were built and Navy crews were undergoing operational training, with service entry expected in about six months, when the program was cancelled on 21 August 1959. Envisioned as a strategic nuclear weapon delivery system for the Navy, the SeaMaster was eclipsed by the Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Due to the political situation at the Pentagon, the Navy promoted the P6M primarily as a high speed minelayer. (Wikipedia)

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Martin XP6M-1 SeaMaster (BuNo 138822).

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Martin XP6M-1 SeaMaster.

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