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American WWII's aircraft


Martin AM Mauler

The AM, originally designated BTM, was a large single-seat shipboard attack aircraft. There was also an electronic warfare version, the AM-1Q. The AM had been designed as a simpler alternative to the Curtiss BTC and Douglas BTD, and it was a better aircraft than these. Nevertheless it was overshadowed by the even simpler and lighter AD Skyraider. In addition, the tail structure was too weak.

General characteristics AM-1

Primary function Attack aircraft
Power plant One Pratt&Whitney R-4360-4 engine
Thrust 3,000 HP 2,235 kW
Wingspan 50 ft 15.24 m
Length 41.2 ft 12.55 m
Height 16.8 ft 5.13 m
Wingarea 496 sq ft 46.08 sq m
Weight empty 14,500 lb 6,577 kg
max. 23,387 lb 10,608 kg
Max. speed 367 mph 591 km/h
Ceiling 30,495 ft 9,295 m
Max. range 1,800 miles 2,895 km
Armament 4x 20mm cannon; 2,041 kg bombs
Crew One
Date deployed 1948
Number built 151

Jirka Wagner


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