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Martin PBM Mariner 3D Model
The Martin PBM Mariner was a twin-engine U.S. Fllying boat used by naval forces during WWII. Dubbed the “Fighting Flying Boat” in reference to its heavily-armed reconnaissance duties, the Mariner was the second most widely used U.S. airceaft of its type during the war. The first service-ready PBM was delivered in 1941 During its long career, the Mariner served many different roles including reconnaissance, patrol, a carrier for troops and cargo, and rescue missions for downed aircrew. In the immediate post-battle years, PBM Mariners conducted rescue missions for B-29 bomber crews forced to bail out or ditch their aircraft in the Pacific.