Martin P5M Marlin (P-5)

Maritime Patrol Flying Boat

Martin P5M-2 Marlin © Ralph M. Pettersen
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The Martin P5M Marlin is a twin-engined maritime patrol flying boat produced by the US-American manufacturer Glenn L. Martin Company. The P5M was redesignated P-5 Marlin in 1962. The P5M Marlin was operated by the US Navy, the US Coast Guard and by the French Navy (Aéronavale).
The Martin Marlin is a development of the Martin PBM Mariner.
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelWright R-3350-32WA Turbo Compound
Engine Power (each)2610 kW3500 hp
Speed404 km/h218 kts
  251 mph
Service Ceiling7.315 m24.000 ft
Range3.298 km1.781 NM
2.050 mi.
Empty Weight22.900 kg50.456 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight38.555 kg85.000 lbs
Wing Span36,00 m118 ft 1 in
Wing Area130,6 m²1406 ft²
Length30,66 m100 ft 7 in
Height9,97 m32 ft 9 in
First Flight18.02.1939
Production Statusout of production
Total Production281
Developed fromMartin PBM Mariner
Data for (Version)Martin P5M-2 Marlin
VariantsP5M-1 / P-5A, P5M-1G / P5M-1T / TP-5A, P5M-1S / SP-5A, P5M-2 / P-5B, P5M-2S / SP-5B, P5M-2G