U.S.A Navy Seamaster seaplane 1950

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U.S.A Navy Seamaster seaplane 1950

Post#1 » 09 Sep 2014 19:14

P-6M Seamaster Jet Seaplane: Faster than today's B-2s, B-52s


The Martin P6M SeaMaster, built by the Glenn L. Martin Company, was a 1950s strategic bomber flying boat for the United States Navy that almost entered service; production aircraft were built and Navy crews were undergoing operational conversion, with a service entry about six months off, when the program was cancelled on 21 August 1959. Envisioned as a way to give the Navy a strategic nuclear force, the SeaMaster was eclipsed by the Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missile. Due to the political situation at the Pentagon, the Navy promoted the P6M primarily as a high speed minelayer.

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