Martin Baltimore IV

The Baltimore IV was very similar to the Baltimore IIIA, differing only in some internal equipment. A total of 294 were built, making up the second half of the second British order for 575 aircraft. It was given the USAAF designation A-30A, but did not enter American service.

Rigger Gang working on Martin Baltimore
Rigger Gang working on Martin Baltimore

Engine: Two Wright GR-2600-A5B Cyclone engines
Power: 1,660hp
Length: 48ft 5.75in
Width: 61ft 4in
Empty Weight: 15,460lb
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 22,600lb
Range: 1,082 miles with 1,000lb bombs, 2,800 maximum
Ceiling: 23,300ft
Max Speed: 305mph at 11,500ft
Cruising Speed: 225mph
Armament: Ten 0.303in guns – four fixed in wings, four fixed firing down and to the back and two in ventral hatch, plus two .50in Browning guns in Martin turret
Bomb load: 2,000lb maximum

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (2 September 2008), Martin Baltimore IV ,

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