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American Bombers: Martin B-10

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The Martin B-10 bomber featured a monoplane design and when first developed flew faster than most bi-plane fighters of its day.  This convinced American war planners that bombers could perform strategic missions without fighter support.  The first mass-produced all metal monoplane bomber, the B-10 had a top speed of over two hundred miles per hour.  It featured enclosed cockpits, retractable landing gear and a rotating gun turret.

This particular B-10 is an export version sold to Argentina and is the only known surviving model.  In 1970 the Argentina government gave the plane to the US government for the US Air Force Museum.

For more information see:   Martin B-10

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1 Response to “American Bombers: Martin B-10”


  1. April 19, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Very cool, I remember looking at these on Wikipedia a while back.


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