Martin 2-0-2
1946
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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.

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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
BOB LANG, 20.12.2014

IF YOU FLEW CONNIES, THE MARTIN WAS ITS MATE RUGGED AIRPLANE

craig christensen, 21.11.2014

My father worked for NWA and flew the 202's He liked them

Arthur Devlin, 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, 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, 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, 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.

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