Lockheed Martin P6M Sea Master 1/72 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-built CP06M Desktop Model. This 1/72 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 10.5 inches and a length of 16.5 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
The Martin P6M Seamaster prototype first flew on July 14 1955. During flight testing, speeds in excess of 600 mph (966 km/h) were claimed. It embodied all the design features developed during World War II and immediately after the war. In 1952 Martin was awarded a contract, first, for a design study, and then a production contract for two prototypes known as Model '275. They would be modern in almost every way, despite their untimely destruction during tests.
In the early 1950s, the Martin Seamaster was designed as a jet-powered seaplane bomber which could carry a nuclear weapon from virtually any body of water; lack of super-carriers at the time prevented the U.S. Navy from having a major strategic weapons strike force to compete with the Air Force and its long-range bombers.