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.
|A three-view drawing (672 x 940)|
| MODEL||Martin 2-0-2|
| ENGINE||2 x 2400hp Pratt Whitney R-2800 CB-16|
| Take-off weight||19504 kg||42999 lb|
| Empty weight||10659 kg||23499 lb|
| Wingspan||28.42 m||93 ft 3 in|
| Length||21.74 m||71 ft 4 in|
| Height||8.66 m||28 ft 5 in|
| Wing area||80.27 m2||864.02 sq ft|
| Cruise speed||499 km/h||310 mph|
| Ceiling||6705 m||22000 ft|
| Range||3220 km||2001 miles|
|IVAN MARINOV, e-mail, 12.03.2016 00:19|
THE CHILEAN NATIONAL AIRLINE (LĖNEA AČREA NACIONAL-LAN)
FLEW THE MARTIN 2-0-2 BETWEEN 1947 AND 1959. DESPITE THE
NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT THIS AIRCRAFT, LAN USED THEM MOST
SUCCESSFULLY IN THEIR ROUTES (INCLUDING OVER THE ANDES TO
BUENOS AIRES AND MONTEVIDEO). I FLEW A LAN 2-0-2 IN 1953
AND I LOVED IT! ... INDEED, A BEAUTIFUL PLANE!
|BOB LANG, e-mail, 20.12.2014 15:21|
IF YOU FLEW CONNIES, THE MARTIN WAS ITS MATE RUGGED AIRPLANE
|craig christensen, e-mail, 21.11.2014 01:43|
My father worked for NWA and flew the 202's He liked them
|Arthur Devlin, e-mail, 03.11.2012 21:05|
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, e-mail, 03.11.2012 21:02|
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, e-mail, 05.01.2011 15:25|
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, e-mail, 01.03.2010 16:19|
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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