French "Glenn," British "Maryland" Attack
worked hard in 1937 to land an Air Corps
order that would complement the Navy PBM.
One of Martin's proposals
caught the attention of Army brass: a dual-purpose "attack bomber"
capable of both precision bombardment and
low-level "attack" missions over the battlefield.
No such category existed in the Air Corps
inventory, but specifications for one were drawn up in
Although losing the resulting Army competition,
Martin received lucrative export orders from prewar France. As a result,
167's served on both sides during World War II.
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