Martin MarsItem Number: 1774
Martin Mars fire tanker airplane model. The Mars proved to be true workhorses of aerial firefighting, capable of dropping 7,200 (US) gallons of water over up to four acres of land. The tankers are also capable of dropping firefighting foam, which is mixed from concentrate stored inside the aircraft while it scoops up water from the two underbelly-mounted probes. These probes are capable of taking in almost a ton of water per second as the Mars skims a lake at exactly seventy knots, filling the tanks in approximately twenty-five seconds. With a crew of four, firefighting operations in the Mars were perfectly coordinated operations.
Mahogany wood. Scale: 1/144. Wingspan 16.5 inches, Length 10 inches.