Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM Hawaii Mars
at Lake Elsinore

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Coulson Flying Tankers sent Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars to California to help fight the numerous wildfires. It was temporarily based at Lake Elsinore. Initially, reduced visibility due to smoke limited its operations. These pictures were taken on Saturday, October 27, 2007. Between Friday October 26 and Monday, October 29, the Hawaii Mars made eight drops of water/Thermo-Gel retardent on the Witch, Harris and Poomacha Fires.

Slideshow of Martin Hawaii Mars at Llake Elsinore.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Hawaii Mars is moored next to the boat launching ramp on the east shore of the lake.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Hawaii Mars is powered by four 2,500-horsepower Wright R-3350-24WA Duplex Cyclone 18-cylinder radial engines.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars A crew member handles the mooring lines from his station in the nose.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars The number three engine coughed to life at 8:00 AM.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Hawaii Mars backs up using reverse propeller pitch.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Hawaii Mars taxied slowly back anf forth across the lake to heat up the supply of engine oil before flight.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Hawaii Mars made a high speed taxi run, kicking up a lot of spray as the sun made a brief appearance through the clouds.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Hawaii Mars taxied back in at 8:28 and then sat for a while as the crew waited for its mission assignment.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars The crew boat went out just after 9:00.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars The number two engine belched smoke and started turning over at 9:11.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars The other three engiens started up in sequence as Hawaii Mars taxied across the lake.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Hawaii Mars took off toward the south at 9:25.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Hawaii Mars circled around and passed overhead.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Hawaii Mars lined up for a low pass across the lake.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Hawaii Mars touched dwn and scooped up water for about a half minute and then headed for the fire near the Mexican border.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Hawaii Mars returned at 10:13, but rather than wheel around and scoop up water, it made a straight in approach to the east shore and landed.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars It was too smoky over the fire. Hawaii Mars had to wait until visibility improved.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Great Blue Heron, Lake Elsinorre is great for bird watching. There are many large waterfowl.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Snowy Egret

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars Brown Pelicans glide in ground effect.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars A fleet of support vehicles drove down from Vancouver Island the day before Hawaii Mars flew down.

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars

Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars A light rain helped to quell the fires on Saturday afternoon.



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Links

Czech Master Resin has produced a !/144-scale Martin JRM-3 Mars "Flying Tanker" cast resin model.

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Giant Flying Boats

  First Flight Wing Span Length Wing Area Gross Weight Engines
Saunders Roe Princess

1952

219ft,06in

148ft,00in

5,250

330,000

10 x 3,500 hp Proteus
Hughes Flying Boat

1947

320ft,00in

218ft,06in

11,430

300,000

8 x 3,500hp R4360
Blohm und Voss BV-238

1945

197ft,05in

142ft,8in

3,930

176,400

6 x BMW 801
Martin JRM Mars

1942

200ft,00in

117ft,00in

3,683

144,000

4 x 2,000 hp R3350
Blohm und Voss BV-222

1940

150ft,11in

120ft

2,744

108,000

6 x 1,000 hp BMW-Bramo Fafnir 323R
Martin PBM Mariner

1939

118ft,00in

79ft,00in

1,408

41,000

2 x 1,700 hp R2800
Boeing 314

1938

152ft,00in

106ft,00in

2,607

82,000

4 x 1,200 hp R2600
Convair PB2Y Coronado

1937

115ft,00in

79ft,00in

1,780

63,000

4 x 1,000 hp R1830

Giant Airplanes of the 1940s

  First Flight Wing Span Length Wing Area Gross Weight Engines
Bristol Brabazon

1949

230ft,00in

177ft,00in

5,317

290,000

8 x 2,650hp Bristol Centaurus
Hughes Flying Boat (Spruce Goose)

1947

320ft,00in

218ft,06in

11,430

300,000

8 x 3,500hp R4360
Convair XC-99

1947

230ft,00in

185ft,00in

4,772

320,000

6 x 3,500hp R4360
Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing

1947

172ft,00in

53ft,01in

4,000

194,000

8 x 3,700 lb J-35
Convair B-36

1946

230ft,00in

162ft,01in

4,772

370,000

6 x 3,500hp R4360, 4 x 5,200 lb J-47
Lockheed R6V Constitution

1946

189ft,01in

156ft,01in

3,610

184,000

4 x 3,000hp R4360
Douglas DC-6

1946

117ft,06in

100ft,07in

1,463

97,200

4 x 2,100 hp R2800
Douglas C-74 Globemaster

1945

173ft,03in

124ft,02in

2,506

145,000

4 x 3,000hp R4360
Blohm und Voss BV-238

1945

197ft,05in

142ft,8in

3,930

176,400

6 x BMW 801
Boeing 367 Stratocruiser

1944

141ft,03in

110ft,04in

1,738

120,000

4 x 3,000hp R4360
Lockheed 049 Constellation

1943

123ft,00in

95ft,02in

1,650

86,200

4 x 2,000 hp R3350
Martin JRM Mars

1942

200ft,00in

117ft,00in

3,683

144,000

4 x 2,000 hp R3350
Douglas DC-4

1942

117ft,06in

93ft,10in

1,460

73,000

4 x 1,350 hp R2000
Douglas XB-19

1941

212ft,00in

132ft,00in

4,492

164,000

4 x 2,000 hp R3350
Tupolev Ant-20bis

1940

206ft,08in

111ft,11in

5,231

99,200

6 x 1,200 hp M-34FRNV
Blohm und Voss BV-222

1940

150ft,11in

120ft

2,744

108,000

6 x 1,000 hp BMW-Bramo Fafnir 323R




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