Friday, 11 July 2008

Friday Aircraft Recognition





And what's the link?

Two clues:


4 comments:

haddock said...

they are both Martin aircraft.
The model 275, YP6M seamaster and the XB-51 which was seen off by the Canberra.

Gallimaufry said...

Correct recognition, but the link is too clear. Your mention of the Canberra is warmish. Odd how Martin lost the contract for the night intruder/bomber aircraft but was awarded the contract to build the Canberra under licence. Is there something about US defence procurement policy I'm missing?

haddock said...

Martin used a revolving bomb bay for carrying bomb load 'cleanly'.... so did the Bucaneer....and probably the Canberra

Gallimaufry said...

Correct. A pneumatic seal was fitted to the Seamaster bombbay door - it took several years and many mackerel to teach it.