Century Aviation

1921 Martin MB-2 Bomber


National Museum of the US Air Force
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Early Flight Gallery

We were contracted by the USAF Museum to build an exact replica of a 1921 Martin MB-2 bomber. The replica is over 42 feet long with a 74-foot wingspan and it stands almost 14 feet high. It’s a biplane with two Liberty engines and weighs about 7,500 lbs. It is the only Martin MB-2 in existence, as none of the original MB-2s survived. This project was started in early 2000 and took two and a half years to complete.