This Day in Aviation History
June 22nd, 1948
First flight of the Martin XB-48.
The Martin XB-48 was a medium jet bomber developed in the mid-1940s. It competed with the Boeing B-47 Stratojet, a clearly superior design, and was seen largely as a backup plan in case the B-47 ran into development problems. It never saw production or active duty, and only two prototypes, serial numbers 45-59585 and 45-59586, were built…..
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