From: Walter Shepherd <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: K2ZPA Date: 01 May 96 11:19:58 References: 1 2
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Tom Speer <email@example.com> wrote: >Walter E. Shepherd wrote: >> >>... I've devoured >> most books on the subject and believe that the really great ones (Martin >> 134 and Boeing 314's) are all long gone. .... > >I believe that the Smithsonian Air and Space magazine had an article in >the last year or two about a MARS flying boat that is doing fire service >duty in the US. I think that would qualify as one of the great ones. It certainly qualifies as one of the great flying boats for sure, but I was referring to those built for luxury (i.e., state room) passenger service. I believe the Martin Mars was built for military service at or near the end of WWII. Since reading that Air & Space article, I've been saying an extra prayer at bed time... hopin' those fire folks take good care of 'em. BTW: the fire duty was in British Columbia, not the US.