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In Memoriam

Klaas Willem Jonker
(Wilko)
† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.

Martin PBM-5A Mariner

History

The Martin factory had built a series of flying boats for the US Navy, to know the Martin Model 117 PM-1, the Martin Model 111 PM-2, Martin Model 120 P3M-1 and -2 and the Martin model 130 Clipper.
In 1937 the Us Navy was looking for an improved and larger successor of the Consolidated PBY. Martin proposed Model 162. To evaluate the model, a ¼ scale model with on 120 hp engine driving two propellers was built. This mode made its first flight in December 1937.
Martin received a contract for one prototype, designated as XPBM-1 (Experimental Patrol Bomber Martin 1) in June.
This aircraft made its first flight in February 1939. Already in December 1937 Martin had received an order for 20 aircraft designated PBM-1. This version had a revised tail-section and two 1600 hp Wright R-2600-6 engines.
The first examples entered service in September 1940.
The PBM-2 was a long-range design, not entering production.
The PBM-3 was equipped with two 1700 hp Wright R-2600-12 engines, more armament and enlarged fuel capacity.
The PBM-5, with two 2100 hp Wright R-2800 made its first flight in May 1943. It had an enlarged fuel capacity and an An/APS-15 radar. 1000 examples were ordered of which about 600 examples were delivered duet o the end of the war. Of the final version, the PBM-5A amphibian 36 examples were built plus four PBM-5s were modified.

Versions.

XPBM-1 (Model 162):
Prototype, with two 1,600 hp Wright R-2600-6 engines.
PBM-1 (Model 162):
first production version with five .50 inch machine guns; 21 examples built.
XPBM-2 (Model 162):
One modified PBM-1 for catapult tests and long range.
PBM-3 (Model 162B):
32 examples of an improved version with two 1,700 hp R-2600-12 engines.
  • PBM-3R (Model 162B): unarmed transport version; 118 examples built plus 31 modified PBM-3s.
  • PBM-3C (Model 162C): 274 examples of an improved patrol version with two .50 inch machine guns in nose turret en dorsal turret; one single .50 inch machine gun in tail turret en side positions; on AN/APS-15 radar in a radome in the roof just aft the cockpit.
  • PBM-3B (Model 162C): designation for 332 examples ex-RAF Mariner GR.1As after being returned to US.
  • PBM-3S (Model 162C): special anti submarine version with reduced armament and enlarged range. 94 examples built plus 62 modified PBM-3.
  • PBM-3D (Model 162D): patrol bomber version with two 1,900 hp (1,417 kW) Wright R-2600-22s and expanded armament two .50 inch machine guns in nose, dorsal and tail turret and two single guns in both side positions. 256 examples built.
PBM-4 (Model 162E):
Never built version with two 2,700 hp Wright R-3350 engines
PBM-5 (Model 162F):
last boat version with two 2,100 hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engines; 628 examples built.
  • PBM-5E: version with improved radar.
  • PBM-5S: light weight anti submarine version.
  • PBM-5S2: improved anti submarine version with revised radar.
  • PBM-5A (Model 162G): amphibious version.

 

Technical information
Dimensions:
Length: 24,3 m Wingspan: 36 m
Height: 8,38 m Wing area: - m2
Weights:
Empty weight: 14890 kg Max. start weight: 27350 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 340 km/hr Climbing speed: - m/min
Cruising speed: 175 km/hr    
Range: 3600 km Service ceiling: 6035 m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: Two Pratt & Whitney R-2900-34 Twin Wasp rated 2100 hp each
Crew: Twelve men?
Armament: -

 


Information about Dutch aircraft.

 

Acquisition of the Martin Mariner PBM-5a P-/16-300 Norfolk USA. Cpt Mitchell, USN, during his presentation speech.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Martin PBM-5A Mariner.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Martin PBM-5A Mariner P-/16-302
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De cockpit van een Martin PBM-5A Mariner.
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Stuurboord landingspoot van de Martin PBM-5A Mariner P-/16-302 (1955-1959)
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Martin PBM-5A Mariner P-/16-306 (1956-1959) te Biak, Ned Nieuw-Guinea, gereed voor transport overzee
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Martin PBM-5A Mariner P-/16-310
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Martin PBM-5A P-/16-306 (1956-1959) at Jefman, Dutch New Guinea
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Starboard engine of a Martin PBM-5A P-/16-302 (1955-1959)
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Cockpit view of a Martin PBM-5A Mariner
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Martin PBM-5A Mariner P-/16-303 at Ifar, Dutch New Guinea
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A Dutch Martin PBM-5A Mariner landing in sea near Woendi, Dutch New Guinea.
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Vlg.Tlgr E. Prins; a Martin Mariner Marine at the background.
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Martin PBM-5A Mariner P-/16-313 at Abadan, Iran.
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Crewmembers Bausch, Muller and (sitting) Prins near the radome of their Martin PBM-5A Mariner.
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Offvl van Vlijmen in front of a Martin Mariner at airstrip Jeffman, Dutch New Guinea.
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Martin PBM-5A Mariner P-/16-316 1958 at Biak, Dutch New Guinea.
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A Martin Mariner in Dutch New Guinea
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gtvgmrknst J.A. Albers near a Martin Mariner P-/16-306 in Dutch New Guinea.
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Martin PBM-5A Mariner

 

 
   

 


Serial
Serial
2nd Serial
2nd Serial
Constr. nr.
Constr. nr.
Date in service
Date in service
Date out of service
Date out of service
Notes
notes
P-300 100 122075 22-12-1955 15-01-1960 Withdrawn from use naval air station Biak
P-301 101 122081 22-12-1955 15-01-1960 Withdrawn from use naval air station Biak
P-302 102 122085 21-12-1955 15-12-1959 Ditched in sea, Papiti Bay
P-303   122608 29-11-1955 20-08-1958 Accident, Abadan
P-304 103 122070 31-07-1956 15-01-1960 Withdrawn from use naval air station Biak
P-305   122072 05-12-1956 22-11-1957 Accident, Haringvliet
P-306   122084 17-12-1956 10-06-1959 Accident, Goa
P-307   122603 08-10-1956 11-10-1957 Accident, naval air station Valkenburg
P-308 104 122078 07-03-1957 15-01-1960 Withdrawn from use the Netherlands
P-309 105 122611 24-04-1957 15-01-1960 Withdrawn from use naval air station Biak
P-310 106 122612 08-04-1957 15-01-1960 Withdrawn from use naval air station Biak
P-311 107 122613 12-06-1957 15-01-1960 Withdrawn from use naval air station Biak
P-312   122470 14-05-1957 12-08-1957 Accident Merauke
P-313 108 122079 12-07-1957 15-01-1960 Withdrawn from use naval air station Biak
P-314 109 122604 25-07-1957 15-01-1960 Withdrawn from use naval air station Biak
P-315   122082 17-09-1957 28-06-1958 Scrapped the Netherlands
P-316 110 122086 17-09-1957 15-01-1960 Withdrawn from use naval air station Biak

 


1/72nd Scale

Modelling kits

  • Mach2
    • Kit GP028: A PBM5 Mariner
      • At the website of IPMS Nederland you can find a review of the MACH2 model of the PBM-5 Mariner.
  • Rareplanes
    • Kit RP9001: A vacu formed of a PBM-5 Mariner
  • Minicraft
    • Kit 11641: A injection moulded model of a PBM-5A Mariner

 

A model of a Martin PBM-5A Mariner, the Academy kit built by Adri Kleijn.

Martin PBM 5A Mariner 321 Sqn 01 AKleijn Martin_PBM5A_ Mariner A Kleijn-2 Martin_PBM5A_ Mariner A Kleijn (3) Martin_PBM5A_ Mariner A Kleijn-4 Martin_PBM5A_ Mariner A Kleijn-5 Martin_PBM5A_ Mariner A Kleijn-6 Martin_PBM5A_ Mariner A Kleijn-7 Martin_PBM5A_ Mariner A Kleijn-8

 

Modelling add-on

  • Aeroclub
    • Set P1112: PBM mariner Props

Decals

  • Dutch Decal
    • Set 72076: decals for Martin Mariner, C47, Firefly Sea Fury Tiger Moth (MLD)

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SchemeColour nameFS numberBS numberHumbrolXtraColor
Standard #1Overall Bare metal        

Two Pratt & Whitney R-2900-34 Twin Wasp rated 2100 hp each

 


Literature.

Zestig jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst in Beeld. Hugo Hooftman Pag. 124 - 125 1977 Uitgever: Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel
Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 Paul A. Jackson Pag. 92; 100 1978 Uitgever: Midland Countries Publications, Leicester
Nederlandse Marinevliegtuigen Thijs Postma & Nico Geldhof Pag. 53 1978 Uitgever: Omniboek, 's Gravenhage
Vliegen voor de Vloot; 70 jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst Harm J. Hazewinkel Pag. 46   Uitgever: Rebo Produkties, Sassenheim
De geschiedenis van squadron 321 Nooit op de tweede plaats Rijnhout, Bart M. Pag. 37 - 38 1984 Uitgever: De Bataafsche Leeuw, Amsterdam
Luchtvaartwereld; 3e jaargang nummer 9: De Martin Mariners van de MLD. Theo Wesselink Pag. 256 - 259 1986 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Aircraft Number 74 PBM Mariner in action. Smith, Bob Pag. 26 - 43 1986 Uitgever: Squadron/Signal Publications Inc., Carrolton, Texas
70 Jaar Marine-LuchtvaartDienst Nico Geldhof Pag. 116 1987 Uitgeverij Eisma b.v., Leeuwarden
Vliegtuigsquadrons 320 en 321 50 jaar P. Staal & Peter Baeten Pag. 63 - 69 1990 Uitgever: Afdeling Maritieme Historie van Min.v.Def., 's Gravenhage
Luchtvaart; 11e jaargang nummer 10: Foto van Martin Mariner 16-306   Pag. 360 - 361 1994 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
85 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst in beeld Van Farman tot NH 90 Helikopter Peter Korbee Pag. 120 - 121 2002 Uitgever: Korbee MLD Promotie, Valkenburg

 

Websites.

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