Martin Mars Sold to US Museum In Florida

This forum has been developed to discuss aviation related topics.

Moderators: lilfssister, North Shore, ahramin, sky's the limit, sepia, Sulako, I WAS Birddog

Post Reply
gianthammer
Rank 3
Rank 3
Posts: 114
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:10 pm

Martin Mars Sold to US Museum In Florida

Post by gianthammer »

http://www.warbirdinformationexchange.o ... 8c5cb918cd

Well it has finally started to happen, something alot of us out here were affraid was going to happen once they new CSin' owner bought the airplanes a few years ago. I guess they are his to do with what he wants but it will be hard to see them leave the Valley after 50 years.

Farewell old girl :cry:
---------- ADS -----------
  

pez
Rank 3
Rank 3
Posts: 111
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:21 pm
Location: On a line, over a forest...

Re: Martin Mars Sold to US Museum In Florida

Post by pez »

It's the Philippine Mars that's going to the museum - the Hawaii Mars is staying. They're prepping the Philippine Mars to fly now, and it's about 1/2 painted in it's original US Navy paint scheme (navy blue).
---------- ADS -----------
  

HuD 91gt
Rank 5
Rank 5
Posts: 347
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:09 pm
Contact:

Re: Martin Mars Sold to US Museum In Florida

Post by HuD 91gt »

It will be a sad day when the last one leaves Sproat. I grew up watching those aircraft from across the lake. You can't blame the owner, they have barely been used.
---------- ADS -----------
  

User avatar
Siddley Hawker
Rank 11
Rank 11
Posts: 3351
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:56 pm
Location: 50.13N 66.17W

Re: Martin Mars Sold to US Museum In Florida

Post by Siddley Hawker »

The airplane has been in storage for five years with the engines removed. There are a couple of posts on FB showing the stripping and repainting process. Here's all I can find on YouTube.

---------- ADS -----------
  

User avatar
slowstream
Rank 7
Rank 7
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:15 am
Location: Canada

Re: Martin Mars Sold to US Museum In Florida

Post by slowstream »

Sad to see them go but I am impressed that they cleaned her up, dressed her up and putting her somewhere where she can be admired for a long time.
---------- ADS -----------
  

CD
Rank 10
Rank 10
Posts: 2731
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2004 5:13 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Martin Mars Sold to US Museum In Florida

Post by CD »

---------- ADS -----------
  

Post Reply

Return to “General Comments”