Title: Martin PBM Mariner

The Martin PBM Mariner, company designation Model 162, was designed in 1937 to a US Navy requirement for a new patrol flying-boat. The prototype first flew in 1939 but the aircraft type was eventually to be used primarily for air-sea rescue, ASW and transport duties. There were two main production versions, the PBM-3 using Wright R-2600 Cyclone engines of up to 1,900 hp, and the PBM-5 using the Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine of 2,100 hp.

This title contains three flight manuals for the Martin PBM. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook of Flight Operating Instructions for the PBM-3D, AN 01-35EE-1 dated 15-1-44, approx. 93 pages. (The PBM-3D differed from the earlier PBM-3C in having a more powerful engine variant, search radar, self-sealing fuel tanks, and revised offensive and defensive armament.)
  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the Martin PBM-3S, NAVAER 01-35QG-1, undated, approx. 64 pages. (The PBM-3S was a specialised ASW version with extra fuel, defensive armament reduced to four machine guns, and the ability to carry depth charges.)
  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook of Flight Operating Instructions for the PBM-5, AN 01-35EE-1 dated 8-6-44, revised to 10-8-44, approx. 100 pages. (First of the versions with the R-2800 engine, this was the most numerous PBM with over 630 produced.)