Martin Baltimore

The Baltimore was a light bomber built to British specifications by the American aircraft company, Martin. It was intended as a replacement for the Martin Maryland and served primarily in support of ground operations throughout the Mediterranean theatre from January 1942; it served in no other theatre. A total of 1,575 Baltimores were produced between June 1941 and May 1944. They were also employed on maritime patrol and reconnaissance tasks.

Specifications:



Martin Baltimore Mk. III

Type:   Light bomber
Entered service:   1942
Crew:   4
Wing span:   18.69 m
Length:   14.78 m
Weight (unladen):   6,895 kg
Ceiling:   7,315 m
Endurance:   Maximum range 1,529 km
Speed:   486 km/h
Armament:   Up to 10 x .303-in machine-guns
907 kg of bombs


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