North American "Savage"

First U.S. carrier based aircraft capable of nuclear payload. 1950
The Navy was desperate to get into the atomic bomb business. In the early years of the Cold War the newly formed Air Force and it's big bombers were getting all the funding. Atomic bombs were still big and very heavy- over 5 tons. This aircraft is as big as could be fit onto a carrier of the times. The "Savage" has two piston engines, plus a turbojet in the tail.
Robert McCall

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