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#AA-2090   1/72 scale  North American XA2J-1 Super Savage  Most powerful savage bomber

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

61 resin / metal parts

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clear-resin canopy & Decal

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Span 302 mm

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Length 267 mm

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Unit price: US$92

Shipping charge: US$14

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$1.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1945, after the first atomic bomb was dropped successfully, the US Navy launched a program for a carrier-based attack aircraft that would be capable of delivering a atomic bomb. The North American AJ Savage won a Phase 1 competition, a turbo-prop powered aircraft being phase 2, and the phase 3 was a larger jet-powered attack aircraft. In 1947, the Navy requested North American to submit a proposal for development of the phase 2 aircraft based on the AJ. The A2J Super Savage contract was received in 1948. While the A2J design was being finalized, a competition for the phase 3 aircraft which Douglas won with what became the A3D. Mockup reviews of the XA2J and XA3D designs were held concurrently in 1949, with the XA2J to adapt the cockpit layout of the XA3D and its escape chute. With the outbreak of the Korean War, the Navy could not fund both programs at the same level and elected to favor the A3D effort although neither aircraft had flown. The XA2J finally flew in 1952 but, due to engine problems, it had only made five flights. Since the A2J had been matched only 10% of the planned flight test program, development contract was terminated in 1953.

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Carrier-based attack bomber

To develop a high performance attack bomber capable of carrying nuclear weapon

71ft.6in.

70ft.2in.

24ft.2in

2x Allison T40-A-6 turboprop engines

451 mph

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10,500 lbs. bomb load

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Model References

The North American XA2J-1 Super Savage is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Post war U.S. Navy attack aircraft 1946 ~ 1962

Douglas AD (A-1) Skyraider

Douglas A2D Skyshark

Douglas A3D (A-3) (B-66) Skywarrior

Douglas A4D (A-4) Skyhawk

Grumman AF Guardian

Grumman A2F (A-6) Intruder

Martin AM Mauler

North American AJ (A-2) Savage

North American A2J Super Savage

North American A3J (A-5) Vigilante

Vought AU Corsair

Post war U.S. Turbo-prop aircraft 1946 ~ 1962

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The Korean War operation 1950 ~ 1953

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Post war U.S. Navy experimental aircraft