Air Enthusiast 2006-09
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
The first production J 32B, 32502, on air test.
An F 17 A 32 shows off its distinctive shape at low level.
An 'Electric' Lansen - J 32E - with various aerials on the airframe.
Echelon ofF 13 Lansens.
US-registered N4432V, one of the three A 32As sent over to the USA in exchange for a Spitfire.
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.
From time to time different camouflage paintings were tried, like on this S 32C.
An example of the Dovern engine in a museum.
A pair of J 32Bs from F 21.
An A 32 with two bombs on D-pylons.
Rocket-armed A 32As with the belly tank and the cartridge deflector plates under the nose.
Lansens were frequently operated from dispersed airstrips, based upon rural roads
Fuselage and wings in the fatigue rig.
The S 32C recce prototype with appropriate 'eye' artwork.
Low down over the Baltic, an F 11 S 32.
Ejection seat static tests.
A J 32D with underwing winch pod.
The prototype J 32B, 32501, on take-off.
The prototype Lansen, with the early intake shape.
Pre-series 32-4 with the briefly-fitted dihedral tailplane.
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!
J 32B with special pylons for Rb 24 Sidewinders.
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.
SE-DCN and 'L, two of the civilian J 32Bs used as target-tugs.
A Lansen with a J 37 Viggen nose.
An S 32C with crew and equipment.
A Lansen with a pair of Rb 04s and belly tank
Early cockpit arrangement of an A 32A.
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.
The Flying Wing (or the 'Ray'), one of the precursors to the Lansen.
Project 1100, effectively an overgrown 'Barrel'.
Project 1119, side-by-side twin-jet.
SAAB J 32B Lansen
The SAAB 202, a much-modified Safir, test-bed for the Lansen wing at low speed.