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Marlin C26?  
User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1149 posts, RR: 17
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

A news broadcast tonight mentioned an incident involving a Mexican Air Foce "Marlin C26" radar/reconnaisance plane. I have never heard of this type of aircraft, so I looked it up in various sites, to no avail.

Does anybody know if this is a military version of other well-known civil a/c?


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User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1692 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

I looked in my sourcebook. The Mexican Air Force does not have any aircraft called "Marlin C26".

Theres a chance that they might have been refering to the Fairchild Merlin C-26A" The Civil version is the Fairchild Metro III.

As of Jan 2004 the Mexican Air Force had 6 in service.

[Edited 2004-05-11 07:36:34]

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30414 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Or you could have heard Merlin.

The Merlins are to Metro's as King Airs are to 1900's.

The Merlin IVC is actually a Metro fitted out as a Biz-prop.

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