Martin B-26B Marauder

Scale 1/48

SKU 48320

Manufacturer ICM

Price: £69.99

6 in stock

6 in stock

Description

The Martin B-26B Marauder was a World War II American medium bomber renowned for its speed, manoeuvrability, and heavy firepower. Designed to meet the demands of modern aerial warfare, the B-26B played a crucial role in Allied bombing campaigns across Europe and the Pacific.

With its distinctive “widowmaker” reputation, earned due to its demanding handling characteristics during take-off and landing, the B-26B initially faced scepticism from pilots. However, with improved training and modifications, it became one of the most effective bombers of the war.

Powered by twin Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial engines, the B-26B Marauder boasted impressive speed and range, enabling it to conduct precision bombing missions deep into enemy territory. Its streamlined design and advanced features, such as a transparent nose for precision bombing, made it a formidable weapon in the hands of skilled crews.

Armed with a combination of .50 calibre machine guns and bomb payloads of up to 5,200 pounds, the B-26B delivered devastating blows to enemy targets, including industrial facilities, military installations, and transportation networks.

The B-26B Marauder earned a reputation for its toughness and reliability, surviving heavy enemy fire and adverse weather conditions to accomplish its missions. It played a significant role in pivotal campaigns such as the D-Day invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, and the Pacific Island-hopping campaign.

Overall, the Martin B-26B Marauder stands as a testament to American ingenuity and the bravery of the aircrews who flew it, contributing significantly to Allied victory in World War II.

Additional information

Brand

ICM

Scale

1/48