MARTIN PBM MARINER

MARINER SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Martin Aircraft Co., Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Model: Martin Model 162
Designation: PBM
Name: Mariner
First official flight: (XPBM-1) 18/02/1939
Factory production period: 1938 - 1949
Primary service period: 1940 - 1952
Last official flight: (PBM-5G) 1958

MARINER VARIANTS

1939 Model 162 XPBM-1 1  
1940 Model 162 PBM-1 20 Total: 0021
         
1942 Model 162 XPBM-2 1 Total: 0001
         
1942 Model 162B PBM-3R 49  
1942 Model 162B XPBM-3E 1  
1942 Model 162B PBM-3C 274  
1943 Model 162B PBM-3D 259  
1943 Model 162B PBM-3S 94 Total: 0677
         
1943 Model 162 XPBM-5 2  
1944 Model 162 PBM-5 629  
1947 Model 162 XPBM-5A 1  
1948 Model 162 PBM-5A  36 Total: 0668

Grand Total: 1367

MARINER PRODUCTION

XPBM-1
Prototype twin-engined, patrol bomber
flying boat.
Produced 1938 - 1939

Martin Baltimore, Maryland (M)

BuNo.0796 ?

Total: 0001

PBM-1
As XPBM-1, angled tailplanes and fins.
Produced 1940 - 1941

Martin Baltimore, Maryland (M)

BuNo.1246 ?  
BuNo.1248 / 1266 ?

Total: 0020

XPBM-2
As PBM-1, prototype catapult testbed.
Produced 1942

Martin Baltimore, Maryland (M)

BuNo.1247 ?

Total: 0001

PBM-3 - As PBM-1, fixed floats, engine / nacelle upgrade,
               4-bladed props. Built in the following variants:


PBM-3R
As PBM-3, unarmed cargo version, side cargo
door, strengthened floor, 20 passenger seats.
Produced 1942 - 1943

Martin Middle River, Maryland (M)

BuNo.6455 ?  
BuNo.6457 / 6504 ?

Total: 0049

XPBM-3E
As PBM-3, prototype for radar development.
Produced 1942

Martin Middle River, Maryland (M)

BuNo.6456 ?

Total: 0001

PBM-3C
As PBM-3, equipment upgrade,
later had dorsal search radar fitted.
4 transferred to USCG.
Produced 1942 - 1943

Martin Middle River, Maryland (M)

BuNo.6505 / 6754
- 12 to RAAF as PBM-3R, A70-1 / A70-12.
?  
BuNo.01650 / 01673 ?

Total: 0274

PBM-3D
As PBM-3C, engine / armament upgrade,
dorsal search radar fitted as standard.
Produced 1943 - 1944

Martin Middle River, Maryland (M)

BuNo.45205 / 45274 ?  
BuNo.45277 / 45404 ?  
BuNo.48124 ?  
BuNo.48164 / 48223 ?

Total: 0259

PBM-3S
As PBM-3C, ASW version, reduced armament.
Produced 1943 - 1944

Martin Middle River, Maryland (M)

BuNo.01674 / 01728 ?  
BuNo.48125 / 48163 ?

Total: 0094

PBM-4 - 1941, projected version with engine upgrade, cancelled.
               180 of variant PBM-4E cancelled.

XPBM-5
As PBM-3D, engine upgrade.
Produced 1943

Martin Middle River, Maryland (M)

BuNo.45275, 45276 ?

Total: 0002

PBM-5
As XPBM-5, engine upgrade, radar equipped
versions delivered as PBM-5E. BuNo. 98616
built as the XP5M-1 Marlin prototype.
Produced 1944 - 1945

Martin Middle River, Maryland (M)

BuNo.45405 / 45444 ?  
BuNo.59000 / 59348
- 4 factory converted as PBM-5A.
?  
BuNo.84590 / 84789 ?  
BuNo.85136 / 85160 ?  
BuNo.98602 / 98616 ?

Total: 0629

757 additional airframes cancelled.

XPBM-5A
As XPBM-5, amphibious version with
retractable tricycle undercarriage.
Produced 1947

Martin Middle River, Maryland (M)

BuNo.59349 ?

Total: 0001

PBM-5A
As XPBM-5A, production version, many
for export.
Produced 1948 - 1949

Martin Middle River, Maryland (M)

BuNo.122067 / 122086 ?  
BuNo.122468 / 122471 ?  
BuNo.122602 / 122613 ?

Total: 0036

 

Grand Total: 1367

MARINER CONVERSIONS

US Navy

XPBM-1A 1 XPBM-1, conversion for armament testing.
PBM-5G 24 PBM-5, USCG designation for SAR duties.
PBM-5M 1 PBM-5, conversion for missile tests. Also designated PBM-5C.
PBM-5N 1 PBM-5, conversion for night operations.
PBM-5S 1+ PBM-5, specialized ASW equipment fitted.
(PBM-5S2) 1 PBM-5S, Korean War conversion with upgraded radar.

British RAF

Mariner GR.Mk. I 24 12 PBM-3C / 12 PBM-3S, 1943-1945, Lend-Lease version for the RAF.
US designation was PBM-3B. Assigned RAF s/n: JX100 / JX123.
18 additional deliveries cancelled, most returned to US Navy service
by 1945.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Mariners in service during and post World War II with Argentina,
   Australia, The Netherlands and Uruguay.
 - Several Mariners used briefly on the civil market as cargo transports.

MARTIN P5M MARLIN

MARLIN SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Martin Aircraft Co., Baltimore, Maryland, USA
(In 1956, became The Martin Co.)
Models: Martin Model 237, 313
Designations: P5M; P7M, P-5
Name: Marlin
First official flight: (XP5M-1) 30/05/1948
(P5M-1) 22/06/1951
Factory production period: 1950 - 1960
Primary service period: 1952 - 1966
Last official flight: (SP-5B) 1967

MARLIN VARIANTS

1951 Model 237A P5M-1 160  
1954 Model 237A P5M-1G 7 Total: 167
         
1954 Model 237B P5M-2 115  
1956 Model 237B P5M-2G 4 Total: 119

Grand Total: 286

MARLIN PRODUCTION

XP5M-1 Model 237, 1948, PBM-5 (BuNo. 98616), prototype patrol flying boat,
fuselage extension, single tail, engine upgrade, various changes.

P5M-1
As XP5M-1, redesigned fuselage, cockpit, nose radome.
Produced 1950 - 1954

Martin Middle River, Maryland (M)

BuNo.124910 / 124914 ?  
BuNo.126490 / 126511 ?  
BuNo.127696 / 127719 ?  
BuNo.130265 / 130351 ?  
BuNo.135452 / 135473 ?

Total: 160

3 additional airframes cancelled.

P5M-1G
As P5M-1, unarmed SAR version for USCG. To USN
in 1961 as P5M-1T crew trainers, BuNo.149825 / 149831.
Produced 1954

Martin Middle River, Maryland (M)

1284 / 1287 ?  
1295 / 1297 ?

Total: 007

P5M-2
As P5M-1, T-tail, MAD boom, engine upgrade,
various improvements.
Produced 1953 - 1960

Martin Middle River, Maryland (M)

BuNo.135474 / 135543 ?  
BuNo.137846 / 137848 ?  
BuNo.140140 / 140150 ?  
BuNo.141252 / 141258 ?  
BuNo.146440 / 146445
- 6 to French Navy.
?  
BuNo.147539 / 147542
- 4 to French Navy.
?  
Bu.No.147575, 147576
- 2 to French Navy.
?  
BuNo.147926 / 147937 ?

Total: 115

10 additional airframes cancelled.

P5M-2G
As P5M-2, unarmed SAR version for USCG. To USN
in 1961 as P5M-2T crew trainers, BuNo.149832 / 149835.
Produced 1956

Martin Middle River, Maryland (M)

1312, 1318 ?  
1319, 1320 ?

Total: 004

(Model 313) P5M-3 - Prototype 4 engined variant, later with
                                      jet engine and BLC system as the P7M-1.
                                      Mock-up only built in 1956.

Grand Total: 286

MARLIN CONVERSIONS

US Navy

P5M-1S 80 P5M-1, conversions with ASW detection equipment.
P5M-2S 1+ P5M-2, conversions with ASW detection equipment.

US Navy (1962 redesignations)

P-5A 1+ 1962, redesignation of the P5M-1.
SP-5A 80 1962, redesignation of the P5M-1S.
TP-5A 7 1962, redesignation of the P5M-1T.
P-5B 1+ 1962, redesignation of the P5M-2.
SP-5B 1+ 1962, redesignation of the P5M-2S.

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