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NH 94608 USS AVC-1

USS AVC-1 on 2 June 1942 with the Martin XPBM-2 patrol bomber at release point from the launching car of the XH-III catapult. This aircraft, Bu# 1247, was a PBM-1 Mariner modified for long-range operations with additional fuel tanks and a reinforced airframe to permit catapult launching. Only the prototype was built, and after catapult trials it served as a static test article at Philadelphia until stricken in June 1944.
Title: USS AVC-1
Description: USS AVC-1 on 2 June 1942 with the Martin XPBM-2 patrol bomber at release point from the launching car of the XH-III catapult. This aircraft, Bu# 1247, was a PBM-1 Mariner modified for long-range operations with additional fuel tanks and a reinforced airframe to permit catapult launching. Only the prototype was built, and after catapult trials it served as a static test article at Philadelphia until stricken in June 1944.
Accession #: NH
Catalog #: NH 94608
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Original Date: 1942-06-02
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