Template - Martin 2-0-2/2-0-2A Executive

Template - Martin 2-0-2/2-0-2A Executive

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In 1947, the Glenn L. Martin Company launched the Martin 2-0-2 Executive as a replacement for the DC-3. The airliner only appealed to a certain number of customers in the beginning, but its design looked promising to many operators. Unfortunately, the wings were using Aluminum Alloy 7075-T6, which caused the wings to fail in flight, most notably on Northwest Airlines Flight 421. All 2-0-2 aircraft were grounded and the wings were modified. All fixed 2-0-2 aircraft were thus uprgraded to 2-0-2A standards. Unfortunately, the accidents detracted many customers including United Air Lines. TWA bought the final 12 produced. A lengthened pressurized version of the 2-0-2 known as the 3-0-3 had flown earlier, but failed to attract any customers after the 2-0-2 accidents. The 3-0-3 was subsequently modified with a similar but structually different wing making it the 4-0-4 Skyliner. #202 #202A #2O2 #2O2A #Executive #Martin #Template
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