AM Mauler Shipboard Attack Martin AM-1 WWII Model Plane
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Sold Date: 04/06/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Militaria & Weapons
AM Mauler Shipboard Attack Martin AM-1 WWII Model Plane Hand-carved and Hand-Painted Mahogany Model In Stock and Ready to Ship! Don't wait 3-4 weeks for inferior models! We stock and ship all our models from our Arizona Warehouse, not from Asia! Most orders ship the same day!
Martin AM-1 Mauler Wood Desktop Model Plane:The Mauler aircraft first picked up the nickname Able Mabel and then, as landing safety issues surfaced, the nickname Awful Monster. Over 150 Maulers were built and stayed in active service until 1950 and reserve service until 1953. During World War II, Martin AM Mauler was designed but it did not enter production until well after the war after a number of problems. It was a shipboard attack aircraft of the United States Navy. One hundred fifty-one (151) aircrafts were built, but they did not last long in Navy service; the smaller and simpler Douglas AD Skyraider proved to be a superior aircraft. In 1950, Active-duty squadrons abandoned the Mauler, and it lasted through 1953 in reserve units. The Martin AM-1 Mauler was designed as a heavy attack plane in the same class as the Douglas AD Skyraider. Although the AD-1 Skyraider was smaller and could not carry as much of a bombload, it proved much more reliable in service and easier to fly and land, and Navy pilots preferred it. In 1950, the decision was made to use the Mauler only from dry land and, later that year; all but reserve units abandoned the type. Reserves flew them until 1953. The Navy differentiated between two types of carrier-borne bomber: the torpedo bomber and the dive bomber in the 1930s and very early 1940s. In 1943 this distinction was abandoned, and the Navy invited proposals for a new multi-purpose bomber. Unlike previous aircraft, this was to be a single-seater; no separate bombardier or radio operator was deemed necessary, and the plane was intended to be as fast as fighters and thus not need a rear gunner Model #: AMMA1 Wingspan: 17.5"
Length: 14.5" Material Used: Mahogany Wood Unmatched Satisfaction Guarantee and Warranty We believe in 100% customer satisfaction. Every model we sell is shipped with a full 30 day money back guarantee, no questions asked. Unlike any of our competitors, we offer a 1 year guarantee against any manufacturer defects. In the unlikely event this occurs, simply give us a call to receive a return authorization number. We will either repair or replace the model at no charge, minus shipping charges (unless in our error). Our offices and warehouse are located in the United States.
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