Air Enthusiast 2006-05
R.Lindholm, S.Stridsberg - Nordic Lance /Post-war combat/
Northrop F-5Es and Mirage IIISs of the Swiss Air Force visiting Sweden to practise electronic warfare with a J 32E.
A Lancaster was acquired to act as a flying test-bed for the Dovern turbojet
Northrop F-5Es and Mirage IIISs of the Swiss Air Force visiting Sweden to practise electronic warfare with a J 32E.
An F 17 A 32 shows off its distinctive shape at low level.
Echelon ofF 13 Lansens.
The first production J 32B, 32502, on air test.
An 'Electric' Lansen - J 32E - with various aerials on the airframe.
US-registered N4432V, one of the three A 32As sent over to the USA in exchange for a Spitfire.
From time to time different camouflage paintings were tried, like on this S 32C.
A pair of A 32s from F 14. In January 1956, it was decided that aircraft would carry olive green upper surfaces and an unpainted belly. The Wing number was carried in yellow.
An example of the Dovern engine in a museum.
A pair of J 32Bs from F 21.
The S 32C recce prototype with appropriate 'eye' artwork.
Lansens were frequently operated from dispersed airstrips, based upon rural roads
Rocket-armed A 32As with the belly tank and the cartridge deflector plates under the nose.
Low down over the Baltic, an F 11 S 32.
Fuselage and wings in the fatigue rig.
An A 32 with two bombs on D-pylons.
Pre-series 32-4 with the briefly-fitted dihedral tailplane.
Ejection seat static tests.
The prototype Lansen, with the early intake shape.
A J 32D with underwing winch pod.
The prototype J 32B, 32501, on take-off.
Old Lansens never die, they just learn new tricks! Take a Lansen, put a truck cab on top of the fuselage and make the Avon a snow-blower!
SE-DCN and 'L, two of the civilian J 32Bs used as target-tugs.
J 32B with special pylons for Rb 24 Sidewinders.
An S 32C with crew and equipment.
A Lansen with a J 37 Viggen nose.
The first A 32A, 32001, with another test aircraft.
The SAAB-32 Lansen (Lance) will shortly enter service with Flygvapnet (Royal Swedish Air Force) as the A 32A, a two-seat all-weather, attack-fighter. The performance figures are secret but the Lansen has a top speed in the region of 700 m.p.h. An all-weather interceptor version will be known as the J 32. Planned for future consideration are a two-seat trainer Lansen and a reconnaisance version, the S 32. Present fixed armament includes four new-type 20-mm. cannon in the fuselage. Power is the Swedish SFA (licence-built) Rolls-Royce Avon similar to the 7,500-lb.s.t. RA.7R with additional 2.000-lb. thrust from afterburner.
Для борьбы с надводными целями Lansen вооружался ПКР Saab Rb 04 с активной радиолокационной ГСН. Новую ракету проектировали специально под этот самолет, в 1958 году ее приняли на вооружение. Даже сегодня Rb 04 остается очень эффективным оружием и будет состоять на вооружении еще долго, хотя последние такие ПКР собрали в 1978 году.
An A 32A from F 7 launching an Rb 04 missile.
A Lansen with a pair of Rb 04s and belly tank
Early cockpit arrangement of an A 32A.
Project 1119, side-by-side twin-jet.
Project 1100, effectively an overgrown 'Barrel'.
Left: The 'Ray' was modified with a slim rear fuselage and 'T' tail.
Right: The so-called Tip jet - asymmetric flying would have been an impossibility.
SAAB J 32B Lansen
The Flying Wing (or the 'Ray'), one of the precursors to the Lansen.
Northrop F-5Es and Mirage IIISs of the Swiss Air Force visiting Sweden to practise electronic warfare with a J 32E.
The SAAB 202, a much-modified Safir, test-bed for the Lansen wing at low speed.