Martin Mars Transport - Interior Designs

Collection ID:
Glenn L. Martin Company
bulk 1944
Physical Description:
0.16 Cubic Feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Manufactured by the Glenn L. Martin Company, the JRM-1 Mars (Model 170A), also known as the Martin Mars Transport, was even larger than its record setting predecessor, the Martin Mars. With the ability to carry 25,500 pounds of cargo and 105 passengers, this enormous aircraft was used by the United States Navy for overseas transport. Although the JRM-1 was primarily used as a cargo transport plane for the Navy, the Glenn L. Martin Company hoped to use the planes for the transport of not only cargo but passengers as well, and even designed the luxurious "flying hotel". The few JRM-1's left today are used as water bombers for the control of forest fires, a far cry from their original purpose

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
This collection consists of one 38 page publication, with a copyright date of 1944, containing a detailed description of the JRM-1. Included is information on engineering data, performance, maintenance and handling, manufacturing facilities, and experience. Throughout this publication are color illustrations detailing several different interior designs of the Martin Mars transport airplane (JRM-1), including the De Luxe Sleeper, Passenger-Cargo version, Passenger Day plane, and Cargo version.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
United Airlines, Gift, 1968

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Preferred Citation
Martin Mars Transport - Interior Designs, Accession number XXXX-0771, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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