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T.Buttler - Secret SAAB Projects
В 1953 году авиакрыло F3 Malmslatt (авиабаза Мальмслат, Юго-Восточная Швеция) перевооружилось с J 28 Vampire на J 29A и летало на них до середины 1960-х годов, получив затем на вооружение J35D Draken. Код авиакрыла наносился на фюзеляж, а индивидуальный номер - на киль.
Saab 29 Tunnans show off their distinctive shape.
Saab military aircraft since 1940. Rear row: Lansen, J29, Type 18. Middle row: J 21R and J 21. Middle: B 17. Front row: Viggen, Saab 105, Draken. Foreground: Gripen.
Первая эскадрилья "Грипенов" шведских ВВС
Eight production Gripens lined up for a publicity shot.
The pre-design Model 2107 had a dorsal intake, and potentially a formidable weapon load, including points for two Sky Flash AAMs on the lower fuselage, four underwing hardpoints, a 27mm gun in the starboard wing root and two Sidewinders.
Another revolutionary wing arrangement is that designed for the Saab 35 Draken, shown to good effect in this view
Variant of Project 1250, dated April 1951, with nose intake, two underwing Type 321s, two cannon in underwing root pods and a single STAL Gian engine with 40% afterburning.
Variant of Project 1250, still with the nose intake but approaching the eventual Draken configuration
Project 37-1, a drawing dated November 7, 1960. The similarity with the Draken is immediately obvious, but the additional outline of the J 35D illustrates just how much the 37-1 has been scaled up from the original fighter
Project 135-C of June 12, 1956, was marked as Flygplan 36 on Saab's drawing.
The delightful Saab 105 jet trainer
Saab's fighter types have always had a cult following - and rightly so.
With its unmistakable canard delta wing arrangement, Saab was ahead of the game when designing the Viggen.
Projects 1560 (illustrated) and 1561, both dated September 21, 1961, were similar aircraft with the same wing, but had different intake and jet pipe arrangements. The 1561 had a chin intake placed directly behind the radome as per the F-86D Sabre and its exhaust ran right through to a pipe in the rear fuselage beneath the fin trailing edge
The delta wing Project 1562 (September 24, 1961).
Viggen not too far off - the canard delta Project 1563 of October 27, 1961.
3 ноября 1952г.: под управлением Бенгта Р. Олоу совершил первый полет прототип Saab A32 Lansen, а 25 октября 1953 года в пикировании он превысил скорость М=1.
The Saab 32 Lansen prototype. The view shows the original flush intakes
The Saab 32 Lansen prototype. The view shows the slightly modified type of intakes used on production machines.
Saab Project 1119 with twin Ghost powerplant which, placed side-by-side, resulted in a rather fat aeroplane. The missile located under the fuselage centreline is an Rb 303.
A Saab 1220 variant of 1949 with two Type 321 AAMs at the wingtips
The first official drawing of the Sk 38/A 38 light strike and training aircraft, which had four underwing hardpoints and wing tip Sidewinders,
Two-seat Project 1350D of May 20, 1955. It had all-moving wing tips and tailplane and, unusually, a narrow tricycle undercarriage plus nacelle outriggers
Project 1357 strike fighter of July 29, 1955. Note the internal weapon bay beneath the forward wing. This attractive aeroplane looks somewhat Russian in appearance
Project 1377A, dated February 2, 1956, a comparison project to the 1376 with a dorsal intake
With its near T-tail, Project 1371D of January 22, 1956, was not dissimilar to the Bristol 188 research aircraft. It appears to have guns housed at the sides of the cockpit.
Saab Project 1325, dated March 1, 1954, for a combined 'all-purpose' fighter and attack aircraft. The aircraft has an all-moving tailplane
The configuration for both Project 1338 and Project 1343 (December 9, 1954). Project 1338A of April 1955 had an optional T-tail.
The jet lift Project 1410 of November 28, 1956.