AW02: Martin Marauder Mk. I


This title is now replaced by SQUADRONS! No. 13 – The Martin Marauder Mk. I, and updated and revised version.

Even though the history of the Marauder is generally  pretty well known, the history of the Marauder Mk.I has been overshadowed for many reasons, the main one being that only 71 Marauders received the designation of Marauder Mk.I. With so few aircraft only one unit could be equipped with this type and this was No.14 Squadron in the Middle East.

Manned by aggressive aircrew, coming from all the Dominions, the Marauder Mk.I was used for two years in the unexpected role of maritime reconnaissance. Sorties were normally flown by a single aircraft and the Marauder Mk.I recorded an impressive record against the Luftwaffe,  showing that the aircraft was able to defend itself and was far from being an easy prey, but sustaining heavy losses with 25 aircraft lost on operations.

56 pages, more than 40 photographs, some published for the first time, six colour profiles.

SIZE 170 x 245mm (paperback)

Phil H. Listemann