MARTIN 404 (N40450)
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I always like seeing a quality Martin 4-0-4 photo!!!
Figured you would cliff. Got some more martins and convairs for ya
Thanks, Sam... I'll be waiting to see them.
Interesting looking airplane. I'm glad that Convair was mentioned, because it looks a bit like the 580, except for the rear entry. It is almost a hybrid of a 580 and the early 727. Great looking plane no matter what. First time I have seen one by Martin.
Alan... the Martin 4-0-4 was a direct competitor to the Convair 240, 340, and 440 series. Both the Martin and those Convair types were powered by the P&W R-2800 family of radial engines. Due to an early contract dispute and legal entanglement, the Martin airliner was produced in far fewer numbers than the Convair aircraft. A total of 103 Martin 4-0-4 were built as compared to 1,181 of the Convair 240-340-440 family.
thanks for that tidbit cliff
such a beauty!!!!!
It's the first plane I ever flew on. Eastern Airlines KBOS to KILG. I remember being given a tiny roll of Life Savers to help clear the ears....
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