Martin Model-168B transport aircraft ?

hesham

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Hi,

we know from Martin aircraft list,the Model-168 was high speed
single seat naval fighter,but I hear that the Martin Model-168B was
44-passenger jet transport aircraft,has anyone more info about this ?.
 

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Given the time sequence, the Model 168 was designed circa 1941. This makes it completely impossible for a jet transport to be using that same model number.

Earliest non-flying-boat passenger transports in Martin's design lists are the 24/27-passenger Model 173A/B (circa 1942), and the Model 200 (circa 1943) which preceded the famous 2-O-2 family. But of course these were strictly prop-driven aircraft. First jet passenger transport project was the Model 306 (circa 1956), and even them it was only a twin-jet derivative of the 2-O-2. Only other identified jet passenger transport was an as-yet undesignated derivative of the Canberra, but it was of a much smaller size and could only accomodate 11 passengers. Earliest known jet aircraft design is the Model 218, a twin-jet high altitude fighter (circa 1945).
 
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