Baltimore Museum of Industry

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Aircraft collection

Martin 162A Tadpole Clipper, Baltimore Museum of Industry



Grumman HU-16B Albatros

Martin 162A Tadpole Clipper

Martin PBM-1 (2/3 scale)

This is a flying prototype for the PBM (Patrol Bomber, Martin) series of flying boat bombers. It was built in 1937 at 3/8 scale to test performance before a full-size aircraft was built. In its final configuration the plane carried one pilot. A major goal of tests with the Tadpole Clipper was evaluating the aircraft’s sea handling qualities. Also, a limited number of test flights were conducted. The tests resulted in multiple changes for the full-scale design, including changes to the hull design. When the plane was restored, the aluminum skin was left off this section to show how the hull was modified to improve handling while on the water.