Buildings and Machines - Ron Mani
Last survivor

Welcome to RManiPhotography. I am a Vancouver Island based photographer specializing in travel, wildlife and outdoor subjects. My father kick started my interest when he gave me my first camera, a 1950's era "Ansco" for a family trip to mexico in the early 1970's. From that point on I had a camera with me wherever I went. Looking at life through a photographers eye lets me slow down and pick up details we so often miss in these hurried times.. I hope you enjoy looking through my galleries and feel free to purchase a picture. Other pictures are available to view on my facebook page or you can Email me with picture questions like odd sizes, digital downloads etc by clicking the links below.

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Martin Mars "Hawaii Mars" Flying tanker

The Hawaii mars is one of the last of the giant "Martin Mars" series of flying boat built during WW2. It was converted to a waterbomber for fighting forest fires in the 1960's and saw service up to 2015.
Length: 117 ft 3 in (35.74 m)
Wingspan: 200 ft 0 in (60.96 m)
Width: 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m) Hull beam
Height: 38 ft 5 in (11.71 m) afloat, 48 ft (15 m) beached

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