Model 187 Baltimore file photo [3869]

Model 187 Baltimore

CountryUnited States
ManufacturerGlenn L. Martin Company
Primary RoleMedium Bomber
Maiden Flight1 January 1941

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe Model 187 design was based on that of Model 167, with deeper fuselage and more powerful engines. Like the Model 167, the new design was to be sold to the French but the entire production was diverted to Britain when France surrendered in 1940. When the Royal Air Force took over the contract, the aircraft were designated Baltimore bombers. 1,575 were built during the design's production life, and all were earmarked for British and Commonwealth forces under the Lend-Lease Program, although a number were given to Greece and post-1943 Allied Italy from the RAF. The last Baltimore bomber was retired from service on 23 Dec 1949.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

SPECIFICATIONS

Baltimore V
MachineryTwo Wright GR-2600-A5B geared radial engines rated at 1,700hp each
Armament7x12.7mm M2 Browning machine guns, 910kg of bombs
Crew4
Span18.70 m
Length14.80 m
Height4.32 m
Wing Area50.00 m
Weight, Empty7,253 kg
Weight, Loaded10,900 kg
Speed, Maximum488 km/h
Speed, Cruising360 km/h

Photographs

Baltimore IV in flight, date unknownA Model 187 Baltimore light bomber of Royal Air Force 223 Squadron flying from Celone, Italy drops bombs on the railway junction at Sulmona, a strategic point on the east-west route across Italy, in February of 1944




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