Martin Model 242 ???

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The "Flight" magazine from 4 April 1952 (page 407) presented this heavily retouched model picture (or artist's impression?) of a "Martin design-study for a large, high-speed, pure-jet flying-boat". Orionblamblam wrote me that "this might simply be an early SeaMaster concept. Another possibility (I have only this descriptions, no further info): Model 242 Assault transport seaplane."

Scott, did you get new information during the last six years? Anybody among the other enthusiasts who can help to identify the type?
 

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Without reading the description, my first impression was also P6M Seamaster. If it is not, Seamaster was model 275 so this can be some pre-Seamaster study. However contract to two P6M prototypes was signed in 1952, the same year as your Flight magazine, so it indicates the same. Author of the article wrote about new development program and needed something to ilustrate...
 

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