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<!--BEGIN SPECIFICATIONS--> B-26 Marauder Specifications Primary Function: Medium bomber Contractor: Martin Company Crew: Seven Unit Cost: $227,000 (B-26G) Powerplant (B-26A below) Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-5 Double Wasp radial engines, rated at 1850 hp each Dimensions Length: 58 ft, 3 in Wingspan: 65 ft Height: 19 ft, 10 in Weights Empty: 21,741 lb Max. Takeoff: 33,022 lb Performance Speed: 313 mph Ceiling: 23,500 ft Range: 2,600 miles max. Armament One 0.30-inch machine gun in nose cone, two 0.50-inch machine guns in dorsal turret, one 0.30-inch machine gun in lower fuselage, one 0.50-inch machine gun in tail, 5,800 lb bombs. Service Life First Flight: November 25, 1940 End of Service: most retired by 1948 end of production in 1945 Number Built: [5,266 total (all countries)] <!--END SPECIFICATIONS--> <!--BEGIN ACHIEVEMENTS--> B-26 Marauder Achievements The B-26 had the lowest loss rate of any Allied bomber in WWII. The Marauder was the only Army bomber to drop torpedoes Many Marauder variants are still in use in Canada for forest fire control. <!--END ACHIEVEMENTS--> <!--BEGIN FEATURES--> <!-- B-26 Marauder Features --> <!--END FEATURES--> <!--BEGIN BACKGROUND--> <!-- B-26 Marauder Background --> <!--END BACKGROUND-->
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