North American AJ Savage PDF eBook + Aircraft Flight Manuals

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August 1977

  • Dark Hunter, Grumman’s F6F-5N Nightfighters
  • Buy British!, B-57 Most Long-lived Combat Design
  • Sky Conquerer, Mexico’s Forgotten Eagle
  • The First Fighter, Boeing’s PW-9

March 1997

  • Billion Dollar Blunder, Navy’s case against the B-36
  • South Pacific Boneyards, Abandoned WWII Bases
  • Sailing Backwards to Hawaii, Epic flight of the PN-9
  • The hairiest carrier landing ever made!

July 1987

  • AJ Savage – Fleet’s First Nuclear Bomber
  • Electricity in the Air – RAF  Lightning Fighter

August 2000

  • The Designer of the B-1 Bomber’s Airframe
  • Creating the New Mural at Edwards Air Force Base
  • World’s Ugliest Aircraft

Manuals

  • AJ-1 Pilot’s Handbook, 1944
  • AJ-1 Flight Handbook, 1953
  • XA2J-1 Pilot’s Handbook, 1953
  • Over 250 North American AJ Savage Photos

North American AJ Savage

General Characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 63 ft 0.72 in (19.2207 m)
  • Wingspan: 71 ft 4.56 in (21.7566 m) without tip tanks, 75 ft (23 m) with tip tanks
  • Width: 50 ft 6 in (15.39 m) wings folded
  • Height: 20 ft 6.24 in (6.2545 m), 16 ft (4.9 m) fin folded
  • Wing area: 835.45 sq ft (77.616 m2)
  • Airfoil: NACA 64-212
  • Empty weight: 27,558 lb (12,500 kg)
  • Gross weight: 47,000 lb (21,319 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 50,954 lb (23,112 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-44W Double Wasp 18-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 2,400 hp (1,800 kW) each
  • Powerplant: 1 × Allison J33-A-10 turbojet engine, 4,600 lbf (20 kN) thrust
  • Propellers: 4-bladed Hamilton Standard, 14 ft 6 in (4.42 m) diameter constant-speed propellers

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 471 mph (758 km/h, 409 kn)
  • Range: 1,731 mi (2,786 km, 1,504 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 40,800 ft (12,400 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,900 ft/min (15 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 63.2 lb/sq ft (309 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 0.091 hp/lb (0.150 kW/kg) (R-2800s only)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.087 (J33 only)

Armament

  • Bombs: 12,000 lb (5,400 kg) of conventional bombs or 1 Mark 4 nuclear bomb
  • XAJ-1 – Prototype with two 2,300 hp (1,715 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-2800-44 radial engines and one Allison J33-A-10 turbojet; three built.
  • AJ-1 (A-2A) – Initial production version with two 2,400 hp (1,790 kW) R-2800-44W radial engines and one J33-A-10 turbojet; 55 built, survivors redesignated A-2A in 1962
  • AJ-2 (A-2B) – Updated production version with two 2,500 hp (1,864 kW) R-2800-48 radial engines and one J33-A-10, taller tailfin, slightly longer fuselage, increased fuel capacity; 55 built, survivors redesignated A-2B in 1962.
  • AJ-2P – Photo-reconnaissance version of the AJ-2 with array of cameras; 30 built.
  • NA-146 – Company designation for three prototypes delivered to the USN as XAJ-1.
  • NA-155 – Development of the XAJ-1; mockup only, not built.
  • NA-156 – Production variant delivered to the USN as AJ-1; 12 built.
  • NA-160 – Production variant delivered to the USN as AJ-1; 28 built.
  • NA-169 – Production variant delivered to the USN as AJ-1; 15 built.
  • NA-175 – Photo-reconnaissance variant delivered to the USN as AJ-2P; 23 built.
  • NA-183 – Photo-reconnaissance variant delivered to the USN as AJ-2P; 7 built.
  • NA-184 – Improved production variant delivered to the USN as AJ-2; 55 built.
  • XSSM-N-4 Taurus – Proposed unmanned variant as a surface-to-surface missile. Cancelled in 1948, none built.
Only one preserved Savage exists today:

  • A-2B Savage, Bureau Number 130418, which is displayed at the National Naval Aviation Museum at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.