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The Navy shared Martin's interest in large flying boats, and a full-sized prototype XPBM-1 began tests in February 1939. PBM-1's began delivery in September 1940.

During 1942 and 1943, PBM-3's were in the forefront of the battle against German submarines. Eleven squadrons were sent out to the Pacific beginning in late 1943. Between 1950 and 1951 Mariners served in their second war, once again flying long oversea patrols with dangerous legs along hostile coastlines. The last active-service Mariner was decommissioned by the Coast Guard in 1958



PBM-3D Mariner


PBM-5 with JATO


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