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GreyFox5
08-16-2007, 11:57 AM
Saw the last of 4 of these planes last weekend.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/GreyFox5/Plane2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/GreyFox5/Plane1.jpg
Yes I know the answer.

Toten_Waffe
08-16-2007, 12:01 PM
Martin AM Mauler

Boo-Yah

GreyFox5
08-16-2007, 12:03 PM
Yep - Sure looks like a Skyraider

Stats are wild
-Used a R-4360 Wasp Major 28 Cyl engine 4 rows of 7cyl

-Tested 3 2,200lbs torpedoes, 12 500lbs bombs, and 800 rounds of 20mm ammo at 10,648 lbs it was an unofficial payload record for a single engine airplane.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/GreyFox5/AM-1MartinMauler.jpg
Production was from 45-49 with only 151 built. This one is #18 off the line and flew till 1955 with the Navy. There are 4 left in the world.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/GreyFox5/AM-1MartinMaulerinfo.jpg

Toten_Waffe
08-16-2007, 12:07 PM
Everytime I see that pic and some of the Nam era skyraiders they look so overloaded that its hard to believe there is enough free wing area left to provide lift.

Especially considering how badly some of the aircraft handle in IL2 when carrying a small bomb.

Three torpedoes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Warrington_Wolf
08-16-2007, 03:25 PM
Originally posted by Toten_Waffe:
Everytime I see that pic and some of the Nam era skyraiders they look so overloaded that its hard to believe there is enough free wing area left to provide lift.

Especially considering how badly some of the aircraft handle in IL2 when carrying a small bomb.

Three torpedoes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif With 12 rockets to boot. I seem to remember a story that was posted on this forum about one of these dropping a toilet on an enemy position in North Vietnam, the pilots reported that they had dropped "a code named sani flush".

GreyFox5
08-16-2007, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by Warrington_Wolf:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Toten_Waffe:
Everytime I see that pic and some of the Nam era skyraiders they look so overloaded that its hard to believe there is enough free wing area left to provide lift.

Especially considering how badly some of the aircraft handle in IL2 when carrying a small bomb.

Three torpedoes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif With 12 rockets to boot. I seem to remember a story that was posted on this forum about one of these dropping a toilet on an enemy position in North Vietnam, the pilots reported that they had dropped "a code named sani flush". </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ya its here: http://www.midwaysailor.com/midwayva25bomb/index.html
http://www.midwaysailor.com/midwayva25bomb/va25specbomb-001b.jpg

Enforcer572005
08-16-2007, 05:25 PM
A toilet bomb? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

I never knew of that. I wonder what the NVA at the target thought of it.

I never could figure why the Mauler wasn't used at least a little bit in Korea, but then I never could figure why the P-47 wasn't used and all those guys were sacrificed flying P-51s in the attack role. (And please don't barf on me with the AF's excuse about lack of parts). Anyway, the Mauler was some nice machine.

VMF-214_HaVoK
08-16-2007, 06:58 PM
Couldnt this plane carry a load greater then its own weight? Remarkable aircraft and perhaps we will get a chance to fly it in the new Korean sim! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

S!

berg417448
08-16-2007, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by Enforcer572005:
A toilet bomb? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

I never knew of that. I wonder what the NVA at the target thought of it.

I never could figure why the Mauler wasn't used at least a little bit in Korea, but then I never could figure why the P-47 wasn't used and all those guys were sacrificed flying P-51s in the attack role. (And please don't barf on me with the AF's excuse about lack of parts). Anyway, the Mauler was some nice machine.

Apparently it was not well liked by some of its pilots so maybe that contributed to its lack of use.Scroll down to the comments section on this site and you'll read some negative comments from a former pilot and some comments from a former mechanic:

http://aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu/specs/martin/am-1.htm