1/72 scale Martin XP6M-1 / P6M-2 SeaMaster -Nuclear armed flying boat bomber

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#AA-2061   1/72 scale  Martin XP6M-1 / P6M-2 SeaMaster  Nuclear armed flying boat bomber

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

51 resin parts

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Vac-formed canopy & Decal

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Span 435 mm

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Length 567 mm

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Unit price: US$118

Shipping charge: US$20.00

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$1

 

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1951, U.S. Navy issued request to industry for a large seaplane that would be capable of long-range nuclear strike and mining to block Soviet Navy to reach open sea. Martin submitted its Model 275 proposal to the Navy, and was awarded contract for two prototypes which designated XP6M-1 SeaMaster. The first prototype was rolled out in secret in 1954, and made its first flight in 1955. Due to an error in the control system and design calculations for the tail control, both prototypes were lost by crash. As prior to mine at the Black Sea, U.S. Navy still remained enthusiastic to the SeaMaster. With a major redesign program followed, contract for 6 pre-production YP6M-1 and 24 production P6M-2 were signed to Martin. The YP6M-1s resumed flight tests in 1958. Three production P6M-2s had been completed in 1959. Navy moved them through operational conversion for service introduction. Just before six months from service entry, U.S. Navy moved ahead to a much effective nuclear capability in form of the Polaris ballistic missile submarine.  The number of production aircraft was cut back to eight, and then cancelled the SeaMaster program completely.

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Maritime patrol / attack flying boat

To designed for Navy's SSF requirement for the conventional bombing, reconnaissance, and mining missions

102ft.10in.

134ft.

32ft.4in.

XP6M-1: 4x Allison J71-A-4 turbojet / P6M-2: 4x Allison J75-P-2 turbojet

633 mph

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2x 20mm cannon / 4,000 lbs bomb load

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Model References

The model kit contents parts and decals able to build the XP6M-1 prototype or P6M-2 production aircraft optionally!

The Martin XP6M-1 / P6M-2 Seamaster  is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Post war U.S. Navy patrol seaplane / airplane 1946 ~ 1962

Boeing PB-1 (B-17) Flying Fortress

Boeing P2B-1 (B-29) Superfortress

Convair P4Y-1 Privateer

Convair XP5Y-1 (R3Y-1) Tradewind

Convair XP6Y-1

Grumman PF-1 (JR2F) Albatross

Martin P4M-1 Mercator

Martin P5M-1 Marlin

Martin XP6M-1 Seamaster

Martin XP7M-1 Submaster

Lockheed P2V (B-69) Neptune

Lockheed P3V Orion

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Post war U.S. Navy experimental aircraft

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Post war U.S. strategic bomber

U.S. Navy float-plane from WWII

Boeing XPBB-1 Sea Ranger

Bristol XLRQ-1

Columbia XJL-1

Consolidated PB2Y-1 Colorado

Consolidated P3Y-1 (PBY-5) Catalina

Convair P4Y-1 Privateer

Convair XP5Y-1 (R3Y-1) Tradewind

Convair XP6Y-1

Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk

Curtiss SOC-4 Seagull

Curtiss SO3C-1 Seamew

DeHavilland UC-1 Otter

Edo XOSE-1

Grumman J2F-1 Duck

Grumman J3F-1 Goose

Grumman PF-1 (JR2F) Albatross

Grumman UF-1

Martin PBM-5 Mariner

Martin JRM-1 Mars

Martin P4M-1 Mercator

Martin P5M-1 Marlin

Martin XP6M-1 Seamaster

Martin XP7M-1 Submaster

Vought OS2U-1 Kingfisher