North American A-2B 'Savage'

  Manufacturer:North American
  Base model:A-2
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Attack
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  Length: 63' 19.2 m
  Wingspan: 75' 2" 22.9 m
  Gross Weight: 52,862 lb 23,973 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-48 & 1 4,600Lb Alison J33-A-19
  Thrust (each): 2,399 lb 1,088 kg
  Horsepower (each): 2400

  Max Speed: 471 mph 758 km/h 409 kt

Examples of this type may be found at
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida

A-2B on display

National Museum of Naval Aviation


Recent comments by our visitors
 John C Bailiff
 Toledo, OH
Don't worry sonny, I went to a museum once that had a guided tour. The tour guide knew less than I did. (I won't name the location) As I was talking to two others strangers (quietly) about a display we were looking at. One guy asked me how I knew so much, before I could answer the tourguide rased his voice and stated " How would you like to take over the tour ?" I just smiled back and he went on. Later I caught him having coffie at the gift shop talking with the other tour guides and my wife. I shook his hand and told him how I really liked the display. I was not going to say a thing about how he tried to embarasse me. My wife got a laugh about it. I think he needed more fiber in his diet.
03/25/2004 @ 16:24 [ref: 7062]
 Chuck Rau
 Overland Park, KS
Well Lee, It finally sunk in. I just visited the Naval Air Museum at Pensacola on Sat 10/19/02 and took the ramp tour.
The guide made mention of the jet engine and a story with it.
He said a savage pulled up along side an air force plane and the pilot feathered one engine. The AF pilot, not to be out done, feathered one engine. Then the Savage feathered the other engine. Well, the AF pilot, again not to be out done, feathered his other engine also. As the AF plane started to drop, the pilot looked up to his amazement and saw the Savage still straight and level. Finally he saw the jet engine.
The guide told it a little better than I have here.
10/22/2002 @ 13:16 [ref: 5927]
 Lee FLoyd, Jr.
 Mobile, AL
I'm glad that someone finally knows what there talking about regarding there being three engines in the bird. I worked in Production Flight Test @ NAA Columbus Div. and helped build these birds. We knew them as AJ-2P's

I've tried to tell the tour guides over at the Naval Museum in Pensacola about the jet engine... but all they do is smile and shake their heads like I'm someone to be indulged...

02/19/2002 @ 02:23 [ref: 4348]
 Haskell Tidman
 Nasvhille, TN
I flew missions on this plane in 1954-55 from North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego. I was the Plane Captain and Electronics Technician. This was a unique aircraft, in that it had two reciprocating engines plus a jet engine in the fusalage, all using hi test avaition gasoline. It also flew higher than most reciprocating engine planes and they were turbo charged. 31,000 feet was the upper limit for the plane.
Landing on a carrier was an experience with this plane. I flew off the CVA-34 Oriskany, the CVA-9 Essex, and the CVA-41 Midway. These were all carriers made before the cantered deck carriers.
11/27/2001 @ 16:47 [ref: 3727]


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