|Fate||Reformed as Wright Aeronautical in 1919|
|Footnotes / references|
Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation was a short-lived aircraft manufacturing business venture between the Wright Company (after Orville Wright sold the Wright Company and divested himself from it) and Glenn L. Martin.
Company officials merged their respective organizations, the Wright Company and the Glenn L. Martin Company, in 1916.
The company continued and escalated the Wright brothers patent war with other aircraft manufacturers, until its resolution—under duress from the government, in 1917, at the start of U.S. involvement in World War I—by the cross-licensing agreement developed and managed through the Manufacturers Aircraft Association.
A license-built version of the Hispano-Suiza 8 was manufactured by the company under the engineering leadership of Henry M. Crane. It was used by Vought VE-7, VE-8, Boeing NB-2, and Loening M-8.
By 1918, the company had a factory in Long Island City.
Martin soon resigned, dissolving the Wright-Martin joint enterprise within a year. The company was renamed Wright Aeronautical in 1919, and shifted from manufacturing aircraft to manufacturing aircraft engines, developing the pivotal Wright Whirlwind engines which changed aviation dramatically.
Glenn Martin continued development of his Glenn L. Martin Company, which remained a major aircraft manufacturer until the 1950s and early 1960s when it also began developing rockets, missiles, and spacecraft. In 1961 the company merged with the American-Marietta Corporation to become industrial conglomerate (and continued aerospace manufacturer) Martin-Marietta which, in 1995, merged with Lockheed to become today's Lockheed-Martin, one of the United States' three remaining major large aircraft manufacturers (along with Boeing and Northrop-Grumman).
|Model name||First flight||Number built||Type|
|Wright-Martin Model R||14||Single engine biplane reconnaissance airplane|
|Wright-Martin Model V||1||Single engine biplane reconnaissance airplane|