The Martin AM-1 Mauler

By Chris Banyai-Riepl

The Martin AM-1 Mauler was designed as a heavy attack plane in the same class as the Douglas AD Skyraider.

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Martin AM-1 Mauler
US Navy Reserve
Dallas, Texas

Overall navy blue, with white code letters and numbers. Tail band is orange, and the nose number and tail letter are repeated on the lower left and upper right wing.

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Martin AM-1 Mauler
308
NATC

This AM-1 Mauler is from the NATC and was used for testing purposes. Finished as most other Maulers in overall navy blue, it features white codes all around. The number '308' and NATC are repeated on the lower left and upper right wings.

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Martin AM-1 Mauler
407, "R"

The Mauler saw only limited active duty service before being replaced by the much better AD Skyraider. This particular Mauler shows what an active service one looked like. The spinner tip was white, while the pennant behind the nose number was red with a black circle. All the codes are in white, and are repeated in the usual wing positions.


References:

Martin AM-1/1-Q Mauler, Naval Fighters Number 24, Bob Kowalski

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