Aviation Historian 13
J.Franzi - Riding the Storm /An eye for detail/
Martin B-57A serial number 52-1419, powered by a pair of Curtiss Wright J65 turbojets (licence-built Armstrong Siddeley Sapphires), was operated by the US Department of Commerce with the civil registration N1005 during 1960-71. Following its retirement the airframe was transferred to the George T.Baker Aviation School at Miami International Airport in late 1973 and was scrapped in 1988.
Hardly a thing of beauty, B-57A N1005 nevertheless provided much valuable data while serving with the US Weather Bureau and Department of Commerce during 1960-71.