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SB2A Buccaneer

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SB2A Buccaneer
Type Scout bomber
Manufacturer Brewster Aeronautical Corporation
Status Retired
Primary users United States Navy
United States Army Air Corps
Royal Air Force
Fleet Air Arm
For the British jet strike aircraft, see Blackburn Buccaneer

The Brewster SB2A Buccaneer was a single-engined mid-wing monoplane scout bomber built for the US Navy. The initial order for the aircraft was placed in 1941. Wright Cyclone 14 powered aircraft were supplied to the United States Army Air Corps as the A-34. A version powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine was delivered to the Air Corps as the A-32.

The RAF took delivery of some SB2A-1's under the terms of Lend-Lease where they were known as the Bermuda. They were used for training and target towing. Five of the Cyclone powered aircraft under the model number '340' were supplied to the British Fleet Air Arm, for assessment.


Specifications (SB2A-1 Buccaneer)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2: pilot and gunner
  • Length: 39 ft 2 in (11.94 m)
  • Wingspan: 47 ft 0 in (14.33 m)
  • Height: 15 ft 5 in (4.70 m)
  • Wing area: 379 ft² (35.2 m²)
  • Empty weight: 9,924 lb (4,501 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 14,289 lb (6,481 kg)
  • Powerplant:Wright R-2600-8 radial engine, 1,200 hp (895 kW each)



  • Guns:
    • 2× .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns in fuselage
    • 2× .30 in (7.62 mm) machine guns in wings
    • 2× .30 in flexible rear-mounted .30 machine guns
  • Bombs: 1,000 lb (450 kg)

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