MARTIN B-26 MARAUDER

B-26 SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Martin Aircraft Co., Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Models: Martin Model 179, 182, 190
Designations: B-26; B-27, B-33, AT-23, JM
Name: Marauder
First official flight: (B-26) 25/11/1940
Factory production period: 1940 - 1945
Primary service period: 1941 - 1946
Last official flight: (ZB-26B) 1948

B-26 VARIANTS

1940 Model 179 B-26 201 Total: 0201
         
1941 Model 179A B-26A 139 Total: 0139
         
1942 Model 179B B-26B 1883  
1943 Model 179B AT-23A 208  
1942 Model 179C B-26C 1210  
1943 Model 179C AT-23B 375 Total: 3676
         
1944 Model 179F B-26F 300 Total: 0300
         
1944 Model 179G B-26G 893  
1944 Model 179G TB-26G 57 Total: 0950

Grand Total: 5266

B-26 PRODUCTION

B-26
Twin engined medium bomber, large prop spinners.
First 4 airframes used as test aircraft.
Produced 1940

Martin Baltimore, Maryland (MA)

40-1361 / 40-1561 1226 / 1426

Total: 0201

B-26A
As B-26, engine / armament upgrade, 24 volt electrical
system, extra fuel, prop spinners.
Produced 1941 - 1942

Martin Baltimore, Maryland (MA)

41-7345 / 41-7483 1977 / 2115

Total: 0139

B-26B
As B-26A, engine / armament upgrade, many block no.
changes (wider wings, taller tail, longer nose), no prop spinners.
Produced 1942 - 1944

Martin Baltimore, Maryland (MA)

41-17544 / 41-18334 2116 / 2906  
41-31573 / 41-32072 3287 / 3786  
42-43260 / 42-43357 6194 / 6291  
42-43360, 42-43361 6294, 6295  
42-43459 6393  
42-95738 / 42-96228 6504 / 6994

Total: 1883

AT-23A
Trainer version of B-26B.
Redesignated as TB-26B in 1944.
Produced 1943 - 1944

Martin Baltimore, Maryland (MA)

42-43358, 42-43359 6292, 6293  
42-43362 / 42-43458 6296 / 6392  
42-95629 / 42-95737 6395 / 6503

Total: 0208

B-26C
MO built version of the B-26B.
Produced 1942 - 1944

Martin Omaha, Nebraska (MO)

41-34673 / 41-35560
- 876 as B-26C.
- 12 as AT-23B.
4364 / 5251  
42-107497 / 42-107830 8761 / 9094

Total: 1210

615 additional airframes cancelled.

AT-23B
Trainer version of B-26C.
Redesignated as TB-26C in 1944.
Produced 1943 - 1944

Martin Omaha, Nebraska (MO)

12 mixed with B-26C s/n.
41-35561 / 41-35872 5252 / 5563  
42-107471 / 42-107496 8735 / 8760  
42-107831 / 42-107855 9095 / 9119

Total: 0375

26 additional airframes cancelled.

B-26F
As B-26B, wing modifications, equipment changes.
Produced 1944

Martin Baltimore, Maryland (MA)

42-96229 / 42-96528 6995 / 7294

Total: 0300

B-26G
As B-26F, engine upgrade, minor changes.
Produced 1944 - 1945

Martin Baltimore, Maryland (MA)

43-34115 / 43-34614 8235 / 8734  
44-67805 / 44-67944 9285 / 9424  
44-67970 / 44-68221 9450 / 9701  
44-68254 9734

Total: 0893

TB-26G
Crew trainer version of B-26G, unarmed.
Produced 1944

Martin Baltimore, Maryland (MA)

44-67945 / 44-67969 9425 / 9449  
44-68222 / 44-68253 9702 / 9733

Total: 0057

(Model 182) XB-27 - High altitude version of the B-26, cancelled.
(Model 190) XB-33 Super Marauder
- 1942, improved version, cancelled.

Grand Total: 5266

B-26 CONVERSIONS

USAAF / USAF

RB-26 1+ B-26, 1942, "restricted" from combat for training and tests.
RB-26A 1+ B-26A, 1943, redesignation as "restricted" from combat.
CB-26B 1+ B-26B, cargo conversions.
ZB-26B 1+ B-26B, 1948, redesignation as "obsolete".
XB-26D 1 Model 179D
B-26(40-1380), 1944, hot air de-icing equipment installed.
XB-26E 1 Model 179E
B-26B(42-43459), 1943, prototype for cancelled production B-26E.
2 others converted as B-26E prototype strafer / bomber versions.
XB-26H 1 B-26G(44-68221), 1945, undercarriage test-bed for B-47 and XB-48.
(ZXB-26H) 1 XB-26H, 1948, redesignation as "obsolete".

US Navy

JM-1 225 AT-23B, USN / USMC utility and target tug conversions.
Assigned BuNo. 66595 / 66794, 75183 / 75207.
(JM-1P) 1+ JM-1, conversions for photo reconnaissance.
JM-2 47 TB-26G, USN / USMC utility and target tug conversions.
Assigned BuNo. 90507 / 90531, 91962 / 91993.
10 retained by USAAF.

British RAF

Marauder Mk. I 52 B-26A, 1942, aircraft serving with the RAF.
Assigned RAF s/n: FK109 / FK160.
Marauder Mk. IA 19 B-26B, aircraft serving with the RAF.
Assigned RAF s/n: FK362 / FK380.
Marauder Mk. II 123 B-26C, aircraft serving with the RAF and SAAF.
Assigned RAF s/n: FB400 / FB522.
Marauder Mk. III 350 200 B-26F / 150 B-26G, 1944, aircraft serving with the RAF.
Assigned RAF s/n: HD402 / HD751.

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