B-26 Marauder at NMUSAF
First flown in November 1940, Martin’s B-26 appeared as US entry into World War II was nearing, and indeed, the US Army Air Corps had ordered over a thousand examples before the type had even flown.
The B-26G on display at NMUSAF is a combat veteran that served with the Free French in the last stages of the war in Europe, and is displayed as a USAAF B-26B of the 387th Bomb Group.
B-26 Further Reading
- Martin ad, with art depicting a B-26 from underneath Aviation February 1941 Structural sketch, from aft, of a B-26 main gear Aviation September 1944 p.183
- Ad for Curtiss Electric propellers, with a color B-26 image Aviation May 1941
- Photo: closeup of a Westinghouse 19B turbojet fitted on a B-26 Aviation News July 22, 1946 p.31
- “How To Make B-26 a Luxury Ship” Aviation Week May 11, 1953 includes images of VIP interior
- Photo : Marauder N3E Air Classics May 1974 p.76
- “Marauder: Mr. Martin’s Mean Machine” Air International January 1988 Includes an in-flight shot of the first aircraft, B-26C cutaway diagram, and a B-26B-2 3-view.
- Ivor Ramsden Review of the 1/72 Marauder Mk.IA kit from Valom Scale Aviation Modeller August 2008 p.734
- David Doyle “The Martin B-26” Includes a color profile of the first Marauder AIR Modeller Oct/Nov 2010
- David Pawski “Magnificent Marauder” Warbirds International October/November 2014 MAPS Air Museum B-26 restoration
David Donald, editor American Airplanes of World War II p.178-181: B-26C cutaway, color profile of a B-26G in night intruder scheme