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Saab J-29F Tunnan

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Saab J-29F Tunnan

The J29 flew for the first time in 1948. It was the first european aircraft

with swept wings. 661 J29s were built between 1951 and 1958 and they served in

the Swedish airforce until 1967. Due to the swedish neutrality and the fact

that the airforce needed all the planes SAAB could produce, J29 was never

exported with the exception of 30 used planes that were modified and sold to

Austria with start in 1961. J29 broke many speed records during its service.

Combat records were limited to UN operations in Africa 1961-62 where it

performed very well.


J29's performance was comparable with the best fighters the superpowers could

mobilize (F-86 & Mig-15), and could be considered the peak of the swedish

airforce during a period when it was second (numerically) only to USA, USSR

and Great Britain.


J29F was the last version and this plane was equiped with an after burner and

the new wing introduced with the E-model.


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