Powered by two Wright R-2800 radials, the PBM-5 Mariner was 79 feet long with a wingspan of 118 feet, and a range of 3,000 miles, enabling long patrols and good loiter time. More than 600 of this improved model of the PBM Mariner were delivered. PBMs continued in service with the US Navy following the end of World War II, flying long patrol missions during the Korean War. It continued in front-line use until replaced by its direct development, the P5M Marlin, with the last Navy squadron equipped with the PBM, Patrol Squadron FIFTY (VP-50), retiring them in July 1956.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!