Martin 2-0-2
1946
Back to the Virtual Aircraft Museum
  PASSENGERVirtual Aircraft Museum / USA / Martin  

Martin 2-0-2

Attempting to gain a share of the post-World War II demand for civil airliners, the Glenn L. Martin Company flew on 22 November 1946 the prototype of a twin-engine 36/40-seat transport designated Martin 2-0-2. The first of these entered service in October 1947, but the loss of a 2-0-2 in 1948 as a result of wing structural failure led to modification of other in-service aircraft and production of this version was brought to an end. The prototype of an improved Martin 3-0-3 had been flown on 20 June 1947, but with a need to redesign the wing structure it was decided instead to develop a new Martin 4-0-4. This incorporated the wing structural revisions and introduced a pressurised and slightly lengthened fuselage, accommodating as standard a crew of three or four and 40 passengers. When production ended in early 1953 a total of 103 had been built, this number including two supplied to the Coast Guard as staff transports under the designation RM-1G (later RM-1Z and finally VC-3A); they were subsequently transferred to the US Navy.

3-View 
Martin 2-0-2A three-view drawing (672 x 940)


Specification 
 MODELMartin 2-0-2
 ENGINE2 x 2400hp Pratt Whitney R-2800 CB-16
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight19504 kg42999 lb
    Empty weight10659 kg23499 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan28.42 m93 ft 3 in
    Length21.74 m71 ft 4 in
    Height8.66 m28 ft 5 in
    Wing area80.27 m2864.02 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Cruise speed499 km/h310 mph
    Ceiling6705 m22000 ft
    Range3220 km2001 miles

Comments
Arthur Devlin, slodocretired=yahoo.com, 03.11.2012

I just read the comments. I remember that, when the 202 ceased production in the US, they were still flying them in South America. Anyone got any info on this fact?

Arthur Devlin, slodocretired=yahoo.com, 03.11.2012

As a child my father Robert W. Devlin worked for Glenn L. Martin Co. I believe he was one of the engineers and test pilots of the Martin 202. If anyone remembers him or their father knowing him, I would appreciate a shout out e-mail. Thanks.

John Breslin, jbreslin6740=comcast.net, 05.01.2011

NORTHWEST AIRLINES FLEW THESE AND I WORKED IN DCA AND I WAS IN STP WEHN THEY WEE GROUNDED ANDALL OF THE REMAINING 202 WERE SENT TO HOLMAN FILED THE OVER HAUL BASE
I SURE LIKE HE AIRCRAFT JB

jack w austin, lapaloma=odsy.net, 01.03.2010

A beaut of an aircraft. I wish the 202 and the DC3 were still the flagships of the fleet, well maybe the connie.

Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?

Name    E-mail


COMPANY
PROFILE



All the World's Rotorcraft


Virtual Aircraft Museum


All rhe World's Rotorcraft AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com Avitop.com