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SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« on: December 27, 2019, 07:43:30 AM »
Found this on Twitter.



1500-01 pretty much like a Harrier

Here is a list found on Special Projects:

1300 (1952): fighter and attack projects
1319 missile armed fighter with two de Havilland rocket engines,
1325 was a Draken replacement fighter with Gyron jets with partial afterburners on the wingtips and an (automatically starting in case of engine failure) rocket in the tail (the rocket motor is still in use on sounding rockets),
1350 was a larger attack variant of 1325, with full afterburners,
1352 single engine (Olympus) of 1350,
1372 was a an unstable double delta (not even a wind tunnel model),
1376 was the A 36,
1377 like 1376 but with dorsal air intake,
the "U-plan" was also in this series (a variable geometry turborocket submersible M 2 fighter
1400 (1955): Fighter and attack projects, often STOL or VTOL,
1410 was a STOVL fighter with afterburning nozzles in and as the flaps, also good for reversing, M 2+,
1421B was a M 2.8 Draken replacement in 1956
1443 a Mirage III (independently arrived at) lookalike with M 2.3
1500 (1958): STOL and VTOL projects which led to 37 Viggen
1500-01 pretty like a Harrier
1504 in 1961 looked very much like Viggen
1508A2
1534 became 37 Viggen,
1536 a VTOL Viggen

Source: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/saab-fighter-attack-projects.683/

I'll post more images over the next few days.



« Last Edit: December 27, 2019, 08:00:14 AM by The Big Gimper »
Work in progress ::

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Re: SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2022, 09:04:36 PM »
This is marked as A36 too


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Re: SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2022, 01:16:33 AM »
Purely fictional
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Re: SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2022, 11:48:57 AM »
... Sure, only people like us could conceive these ... ???

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Re: SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2022, 12:33:16 AM »
One can see elements of the Viggen in there plus some Draken
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Re: SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2022, 01:40:19 AM »
The outer wings are definitely Viggen.
I didn’t see anything about the design that looked like a mini A-10.

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Re: SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2022, 10:58:42 AM »
Is this real or fan art?  It has a Gerry Anderson look about it,  and judging from the size of the helmets in the cockpit, it's huge.  B-58 huge.

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Re: SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2022, 12:53:59 PM »
Art. The intakes are a huge fail point for a real aircraft.

But I like the look of it! 8)
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Re: SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2022, 02:02:59 AM »
I remember seeing a mini-A-10 in swede spinter cam. IIRC it was about 2/3 the size, presumably sans 30mm, tandem cockpit,

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Re: SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2022, 02:24:20 AM »
I remember seeing a mini-A-10 in swede spinter cam. IIRC it was about 2/3 the size, presumably sans 30mm, tandem cockpit,

That would be this one I presume:



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Re: SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2022, 01:02:53 AM »
Revell's 1/100 A-10 snap-tite kit has exactly the right dimensions for a 1/72 version.  :smiley:
Used an Academy 1/72 F/A-18 cockpit tub and a canopy from a 1/72 Hasegawa Su-33. Mine is/will be in-flight, so could skip hunting for landing gear. Only other thing I still have to do is lengthen the engine nacelles. Thought about splicing in a chopped-up F/A-18 drop tank.
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Re: SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2022, 01:24:06 AM »
Ahhh! Didn't know there was a 1/100 A-10, that's clever for the wings. I was looking for 72nd Pucara, Strikemaster, Delfin etc. For the body I was going to use a heavily modified F-5B. Great idea on drop tanks for the turbo fans.

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Re: SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2022, 03:27:01 AM »
I remember seeing a mini-A-10 in swede spinter cam. IIRC it was about 2/3 the size, presumably sans 30mm, tandem cockpit,

That would be this one I presume:





That’s the critter I was thinking of!

Revell's 1/100 A-10 snap-tite kit has exactly the right dimensions for a 1/72 version.  :smiley:
Used an Academy 1/72 F/A-18 cockpit tub and a canopy from a 1/72 Hasegawa Su-33. Mine is/will be in-flight, so could skip hunting for landing gear. Only other thing I still have to do is lengthen the engine nacelles. Thought about splicing in a chopped-up F/A-18 drop tank.

I’ve got the 1/100th A-10 kit. Time to get it out and take a look at cockpits and canopies in the junk box. The Fields and Meadows paint scheme will be a challenge.

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Re: SAAB Fighter / Attack projects
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2022, 07:12:56 PM »
Love that Swedish A-10 & it’s a masterpiece