National Geographic : 1952 Feb
From the Birthplace of Phantom Shapes NEW WATER-BASED WEAPONS Seaplane research is bringing new phantoms to life in Stevens Tech's towing tanks, testing ground for the U. S. Navy Marlin's advanced hull design. I)rlicately instrumented nodIels prove today's dtlrlrs for to nolrrrow's air-sea power at the Experimental Towing Iank, Stevens Institute of Technology. N instrument-covered seaplane model Sknifes through the waters of a Stevens Tech towing tank. A Naval BuAer researcher pores over plans for a jet-pow ered, swept-wing flying boat. A Martin engineer makes dreams take wings on his drawing board. And, step by step, planes that combine water-based mobility with land-based speed come closer to reality! Latest product of seaplane research team work, today's advanced Martin PsM-i Marlins add new sinews to our Navy's anti submarine forces. Their performance is in the tradition of the history-making Martin seaplane flight to Catalina in 1912, the famous Martin China Clipper, the dra matic rescues of Mariner patrol planes and the record-load-carrying Mars flying boats of World War II. Today's seaplane research promises to make their jet-powered successors tomor row even more potent weapons in America's arsenal! THE GLENN L. MARTIN COMPANY, Baltimore 3, Maryland. 1 AIRCRAFT Builders of Dependable Aircraft Since 1909 DEVELOPERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF: Navy P5M-1 Marlin seaplanes * Air Force B-57A Canberra night intruder bombers * Air Force B-61 Matador pilotless bombers Navy P4M-I Mercator patrol planes * Navy KDM-I1 Plover target drones " Navy Viking high-altitude research rockets * Air Force XB-51 developmental tactical bomber * Martin airliners * Guided missiles * Electronic fire control & radar systems * LEADERS IN Building Air Power to Guard the Peace, Air Transport to Serve It.