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Martin B-26GThe B-26G was the last production model of the series. A total 893 B-26G combat-ready aircraft were built along with 57 TB-26G crew training aircraft (950 total). The RAF received 150 -G models along with 200 B-26Fs which were all designated Marauder III.

Externally, the B-26F and B-26G were identical. The only way to distinguish these two models is by serial number. Interior equipment on the B-26G was standardized and accounts for most of the differences with the -F model.

The last of more than 5,000 B-26s built (all types) was delivered on 30 March 1945 and named Tail End Charlie "30".

 

TYPE
B-26G

Number Built/Converted
893

Remarks
Improved B-26F
    Notes:
  • Serial numbers: 43-34115 to 43-34614; 44-67805 to 44-67944; 44-67970 to 44-68221; 44-68254
  • 57 crew trainer aircraft built as TB-26G. Some (or all) delivered to the US Navy as JM-2
  • One hundred fifty -G models delivered to the RAF as Marauder III (HD 602 to HD 751)

SPECIFICATIONS
Span: 71 ft. 0 in.
Length: 56 ft. 1 in.
Height: 20 ft. 4 in.
Weight: 38,200 lbs. (max.)
Armament: Eleven .50-cal. machine guns plus 5,200 lbs. of bombs (max. overload)
Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-43 "Double Wasp" radials of 2,000 hp. each (take-off power)
Crew: 7

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 283 mph at 5,000 ft.
Cruising speed: 216 mph.
Range: 1,100 miles w/ 4,000 lbs. bomb load
Service Ceiling: 19,800 ft.

    Martin B-26G Photo Gallery
  • 3/4 front view - taken 8-17-44
  • Side view - B-26G-25-MA S/N 44-68254 Tail End Charlie "30" the last B-26G built.
  • Side view - close-up. Same aircraft as previous.
  • 3/4 front view - B-26G-20-MA S/N 44-67989
  • In flight - B-26G-5-MA S/N 43-343??
  • In flight - B-26G-5-MA S/N 43-34396 (8-4-44)
  • Formation - of the 319th Bomb Group (probably) closest aircraft is B-26G-5-MA S/N 43-34252.
  • Formation - of the 394th Bomb Group, closest aircraft is B-26G-1-MA S/N 43-34194

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