Cox-Klemin XS 1 / Martin MS 1

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Cox-Klemin XS 1 / Martin MS 1

Postby TASSE » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:22 pm

Designed as an aircraft to be used on a submarine by Cox-Klemin. The second aircraft was built by the Glenn L Martin Company and designated MS 1. The only visual difference being in the area of the cockpit. The MS 1 having an opening with lower cut sides and a small head rest.

The Cox-Klemin XS 1.

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The Martin MS 1.

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This aircraft was reported as doing 100mph on 60hp, but i very much doubt it.

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Re: Cox-Klemin XS 1 / Martin MS 1

Postby TASSE » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:17 pm

Four more.

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This photo shows it in flight along with another Martin design of which i know not.

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Re: Cox-Klemin XS 1 / Martin MS 1

Postby solidmodeler » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:22 am

About 25 years ago, I built a static model of the XS-1 from Cleveland Models plans. Makes me want to try one again.
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Re: Cox-Klemin XS 1 / Martin MS 1

Postby TASSE » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:55 am

Well why dont you do it ? Any chance of a copy ?

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Re: Cox-Klemin XS 1 / Martin MS 1

Postby solidmodeler » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:45 am

Sadly, I don't have the plans or the model any longer, lost in a move some time ago. I seem to recall (vaguely) the MS-1 and XS-1 having slightly different contours on the top of the cowling and having to choose between them.
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Re: Cox-Klemin XS 1 / Martin MS 1

Postby MrWidgeon » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:43 am

Roy, I should have this saved for "Name that Plane", but it would have been too easy, it took all of 30 seconds to look it up.
Your mystery Martin flying along with the MS-1 was the Martin Model 60 known by the US Navy as the M2O-1 (as in M two oh dash one).
Only 3 were built.
(To all those who don't speak old US Navy designations, M2O-1 breaks down as - the 2nd Observation aircraft (2O) built by the Martin Aircraft company (M) - 1st version.)
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Re: Cox-Klemin XS 1 / Martin MS 1

Postby TASSE » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:21 pm

Thanks Mr W. I tried to look it up but failed. I do speak old U.S navy,but its helpful for others.

Yes Solid, it does appear like that. According to a Putnam book six of each type were ordered but it omitted to say if they were built.

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