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B-26 Marauder

The Martin B-26 Marauder was an American twin-engined medium bomber that was designed and built by the Glenn L. Martin Company. The bomber was assembled at plants in Baltimore, Maryland, and Omaha, Nebraska.

The B-26 saw extensive service during World War II. First used in the Pacific Theater in early 1942, it was also used in the Mediterranean Theater and in Western Europe.

A total of 5,288 Marauders were built between 1941 and 1945. After the Marauder was retired, the unrelated Douglas A-26 Invader assumed the "B-26" designation, which led to confusion between the two aircraft.

Technical Specifications

Armament: 11.50-cal. machine guns; 4,000 lbs. of bombs
Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800s of 2,000 hp each
Maximum speed: 285 mph
Cruising speed: 190 mph
Range: 1,100 miles
Ceiling: 19,800 ft.
Span: 71 ft.
Length: 58 ft. 6 in.
Height: 20 ft. 3 in.
Weight: 37,000 lbs. loaded

B-26 Marauder Photos

U.S. Army Air Corp Martin B-26B Marauder, S/N 42-96142

U.S. Army Air Corp Martin B-26B Marauder, S/N 42-96142

Martin B-26B Marauder in flight

Martin B-26B Marauder in flight

Surviving B-26 Marauders

Today, of the over 5,000 Marauders built during World War II, only a few survive.

Model
S/N
Name
Location
Status
City
ST
B-26G
43-34581
Shootin In
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Static Display Dayton
OH
B-26
40-1459
Charley's Jewel
MAPS Air Museum Static Display Akron
OH
B-26
40-1464
  Fantasy of Flight Airworthy Polk City
FL
B-26G
44-68219
Dinah Might
Utah Beach Museum Static Display  
FR

 


B-26G Marauder "Shootin In" S/N 43-34581 at the Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio

B-26G Marauder "Shootin In" S/N 43-34581 at the Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio

B-26 Marauder "Charley's Jewel" S/N 40-1459 at the MAPS Air Museum in Akron, Ohio

B-26 Marauder "Charley's Jewel" S/N 40-1459 at the MAPS Air Museum in Akron, Ohio

B-26 Marauder S/N 40-1464 at the Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida

B-26 Marauder S/N 40-1464 at the Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida

B-26 Marauder "Dinah Might", S/N 44-68219, on display at the Utah Beach Museum in France

B-26 Marauder "Dinah Might", S/N 44-68219, on display at the Utah Beach Museum in France

More Information about the B-26

B-26 Marauader Historical Society (MHS) website and B-26 MHS on Facebook

 

B26.com

 

B-26 Marauder at JoeBaugher.com

 

B-26 Marauder at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force