This kit includes markings for a U.S. Navy PBM-5A, BuNo 59849, ca. 1945 & a U.S. Navy PBM-5A, BuNo 59349, ca. 1947
The Martin PBM Mariner was an American patrol bomber flying boat of World War II and the early Cold War era. It was designed to complement the Consolidated PBY Catalina and PB2Y Coronado in service. A total of 1,366 were built, with the first example flying on 18 February 1939 and the type entering service in September 1940.