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A2J Super Savage

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A2J Super Savage
Type Attack aircraft
Manufacturer North American Aviation
Status Cancelled
Developed from AJ Savage

The A2J-1 was a prototype carrier-based attack aircraft built in the early 1950s by North American Aviation. It was essentially an 'enlarged' AJ Savage with the two reciprocating engines replaced with two Allison T40 turboprop engines and removal of the tail-mounted turbojet. The T40 engines, which was an advanced engine design of joining two T38 turboprop engines to drive two large contra-rotating propellers through a combining gearbox, proved to be very unreliable. The T40 engine was also used in the developmental A2D-1, and the XF-84H. After a number of engine related mishaps the A2J, as well as the A2D, projects were abandoned.


Specifications (XA2J-1)

General characteristics

  • Length: 70 ft 3 in (21.42 m)
  • Wingspan: 71 ft 6 in (21.80 m)
  • Height: 24 ft 2 in (7.37 m)
  • Wing area: 836 ft² (77.7 m²)
  • Empty weight: 35,350 lb (16,035 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 46,890 lb (21,269 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 61,200 lb (27,760 kg)
  • Powerplant:Allison T40-A-6 turboprops, 5,035 eshp (3,756 kW) each



  • 10,500 lb (4,763 lb) of disposable stores
  • 2x 20 mm cannons in tail (never fitted)

Related content

Related development
AJ Savage

Designation sequence
AJ - A2J - A3J