Martin 4-0-4

The Martin 4-0-4 is a twin-engine passenger aircraft for the short and medium-haul traffic, which was built by the Glenn L. Martin Company from 1950 to 1953.

History and Development

The aircraft was equipped as the most important innovation to its predecessor Martin 2-0-2 with a pressurized cabin. Its military designation with the U.S. Coast Guard in the former designation system in the U.S. Navy RM -1 and from 1962, VC -3A.

The Martin 4-0-4 was not as successful as the competing models Convair CV -240, 340 and 440, and at that time was not appointed as the only successful American airliner from European airlines.

Military user

  • United States United States U.S. Coast Guard, two machines later to the
  • U.S. Navy handed over

Civilian operators

  • Companies that have the Martin 4-0-4 purchased directly from Martin: Trans World Airlines
  • Eastern Airlines
  • Companies that have purchased cars with Martin 4-0-4 ( incomplete): Piedmont Airlines