PBM-1 "Mariner"

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VTOL | Rank 5 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
PBM-1 "Mariner"
pbm_1.png
GarageImage PBM-1 "Mariner".jpg
PBM-1 "Mariner"
AB RB SB
2.0 2.0 2.0
Research:7 900 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:10 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The PBM-1 "Mariner" is a rank II American bomber with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Hot Tracks".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 3 657 m346 km/h
Turn time29 s
Max altitude6 200 m
Engine2 х Wright R-2600-6
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight22 t

The PBM-1 does not shine in flight performance as it has terrible climb rate and speed. This along with the low wing-loading makes it your average medium bomber without the perks of being able to outrun or out-climb your opponent.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,657 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 330 317 6200 30.0 31.0 4.4 4.4 1,200
Upgraded 369 346 28.1 29.0 8.1 6.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
388.88 450 498 469 320 ~5 ~2
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 260 < 220 < 230 > 312

Survivability and armour

Crew7 people
Speed of destruction
Structural389 km/h
Gear450 km/h
  • No armour
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks (4 in front fuselage, 1 in each wingroot)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB520 → 653 Sl icon.png
RB2 230 → 2 800 Sl icon.png
SB3 160 → 3 968 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications6 930 Rp icon.png
9 410 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost530 Ge icon.png
Crew training3 000 Sl icon.png
Experts10 000 Sl icon.png
Aces130 Ge icon.png
Research Aces160 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
40 / 90 / 160 % Sl icon.png
112 / 112 / 112 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
520 Rp icon.png
Cost:
710 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
750 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
520 Rp icon.png
Cost:
710 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
750 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
bmg50_turret_belt_pack
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
SBC-25
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MBC-25
Research:
520 Rp icon.png
Cost:
710 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods turret gun.png
bmg50_turret_new_gun
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
LBC-25
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
FLBC mk.1
Research:
750 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 000 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Suspended armament

Number of setups5
List of setups
Setup 112 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb
Setup 26 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
Setup 36 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
Setup 42 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
4 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
Setup 54 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb

The PBM-1 "Mariner" can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 12 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (1,200 lb total)
  • 6 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (1,500 lb total)
  • 6 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (3,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs + 4 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 4 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (4,000 lb total)

Defensive armament

Ammunition375 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Ammunition350 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Ammunition400 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Main article: M2 Browning (12.7 mm)

The PBM-1 "Mariner" is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose turret (400 rpg)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, dorsal turret (400 rpg)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, 2 x beam turrets (375 rpg)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, tail turret (350 rpg)

Usage in battles

The PBM-1 should be played like its predecessors. Fly high and bomb bases. The PBM is however fairly slow and has a rather bad climb rate, so it will take time. The PBM can carry up to 4 x 1,000 lb bombs. It is advisable to carry this bombload for bombing bases. Even though you are slow, you are not defenceless. Your .50s will shred everything at your BR. Once your bombs are dropped it is advisable to land, but acting as a "gunship" can also be somewhat successful.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Quite manoeuvrable for a bomber (can outturn many heavy fighters, and some single-engine fighters)
  • Can carry a large payload for its BR (4,000 lb!)
  • If aimed properly, and using the right belts, defensive armament is very deadly
  • Defensive armament has great coverage

Cons:

  • Terrible survivability, thanks to the fact that it has no armour
  • Gunners can easily be taken out, especially the tail gunner (no armour, and no bulletproof glass either)
  • Vulnerable to attacks from directly below
  • Not very fast

History

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Media

Skins
Videos

See also

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links


Glenn L. Martin Company
Attackers  AM-1
Bombers  B-10B · PBM-1 "Mariner" · PBM-3 "Mariner"
Jet bombers  B-57A* · B-57B*
Export  Martin 139WC · Martin 167-A3
  * These aircraft were license-built from The English Electric Company Limited who developed and built the British English Electric Canberra.

USA bombers
Dive  SB2U-2 · SB2U-3 · SBD-3 · SB2C-1C · SB2C-4
Torpedo  TBD-1 · PBY-5 Catalina · PBY-5a Catalina · TBF-1C · BTD-1
Medium  B-10B · B-18A · B-34 · PV-2D · B-25J-1 · B-25J-20 · A-26C-45 · A-26C-45DT
Heavy  B-17E · B-17E/L · B-17G-60-VE · PB4Y-2 · B-24D-25-CO · B-29A-BN
Hydroplanes  OS2U-1 · OS2U-3 · PBM-1 "Mariner" · PBM-3 "Mariner"