Hush-Kit Top Ten: The ten best-looking Swedish aeroplanes

Hur mår du? Outside of France and the superpowers, Sweden is the only nation that still produces her own fighter aircraft. From Gunnar ‘The Ghost’ to Elsa Andersson, Sweden’s aviators and aircraft have long been made of a special kind of magic. Their aeroplanes have often been technologically advanced, rivalling the best in the world, and it is only  politics (and large price tags) which have stopped them being more widely exported (Allestädes framme får ofta näsbränna!).

 

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Here is an excuse to ogle at ten wonderful Swedish aeroplanes. If you enjoy this, have  a look at the top ten British, French, Australian,  Soviet and German aeroplanes. Wanting Something a little more exotic? Try the top ten fictional aircraft.

10. Saab 91 Safir

9. Saab 29 Tunnan

8. Svenska Aero Jaktfalken

7. FFVS 22

6. Saab 18

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5. Saab 39 Gripen

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4. Saab 21R

3. Saab Lansen

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2. Saab 37 Viggen

1. Saab 35 Draken

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  18. Ferpe

    Draken is the beauty and perhaps the smartest design. Double delta gives very low drag, low structural weight and large internal volumes.
    It had very log drag, especially transonic, easily passed M1 and had 0.9 as climb, cruise and descent speed. The first straked aircraft (those forewings at 80° work as strakes) which is why it had the same pitch-up problem as the F16. After 18° AoA you were flying tail first in Super stall, then down like a piano, oscillating between 30° to 80° AoA. You got out like the F16, by an in-phase increase of the pitch oscillations, the only problem you lost 10kft. But below 18° it was really good, very fast (personally flew up to M1.7) with a threshold speed of only 280kph. You landed easily on 2000m runways/road stretches without pulling the brake chute (used on icy runways/roads). Had a good cockpit with GCI data link and the same weapon system as the Delta Dagger but in improved and repackaged (read smaller/lighter) Ericsson/SAAB version (J35F versions). Could kill the target in a head-on radar missile attack (radar version of Falcon 4 missile, AIM-26), then turn around the target and follow up with Falcon 4 IR, AIM-9 and Aden 30mm gun.

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