|Crew||4 or 5|
|Dimensions||70’6” x 45’ x
21.49m by 13.72m by 4.70m
|Wing area||678 square feet
63.0 square meters
|Speed||213 mph (343 km/h) at 10,000 feet (3000m)
196 mph (315 km/h) at sea level
|Cruising speed||193 mph
|Landing speed||65 mph
|Climb rate||24 feet per second
|Service ceiling||25,200 feet
|Power plant||2 775 hp (578 kW) Wright R-1820-33 9-cylinder radial engines driving three-blade variable pitch propellers.|
|Armament||1 0.30 machine gun
in nose turret
1 0.30 machine gun in rear cockpit
1 0.30 machine gun in rear ventral hatch
|Bomb load||2000 lbs
|Range||1240 miles (2000 km) with 2000 lbs (907 kg) bombs
1830 miles (2900 km) ferry.
|Fuel||226-452 gallons (856-1710 liters)
720 gallons (2700 liters) ferry
|Production||479 by 1936 at Glenn L. Martin Company, Cleveland, OH.|
The B-10, B-12, and B-14 were minor
variations on the
The Model 166 had an improved “greenhouse” canopy.
The Martin Bomber was an innovative
bomber design when it
first entered production in 1936, with such advanced features as
wings, flaps, all-metal monocoque construction, retractable landing
variable pitch propellers. However, it was hopelessly obsolete by the
the Pacific War, and most of those still with U.S.
forces were converted to target tugs.
had deployed about 138
in the Netherlands
when war broke out, and they were more successful in combat than they
right to be.
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