JACQUES TREMPE COLLECTION
No. 2944. Martin-Baker M.B.3 (R2492) Royal Air Force
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 4358
Three prototypes ordered to Specification F.18/39, first prototype
(R2492) flown at Wing, Buckinghamshire by Capt. Valentine Baker
(co-owner of the company) on August 31, 1942. The aircraft was lost
in a deadstick landing accident on September 12, 1942, killing Capt.
Baker. The second aircraft (R2496) flew as M.B.5 on May 23, 1944,
third was never built.
September 23, 2003