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SAAB J32S Lansen - Staffel 18, Swiss Air Force, 1961


The Saab J32B Lansen all-weather interceptor featured a more powerful RM6A (Avon) engine than the 'A' attack model and had a new Ericsson air intercept radar and Saab S6 fire-control system with armament initially consisting of 4 x 30mm ADEN cannon. Entering service in 1958 the J32B soon won it's first export order when the Swiss Air Force selected the Lansen J32S (S for Switzerland) ahead of the Gloster Javelin Mk.50 (essentially refurbished ex-RAF Gloster Javelins) and received their first machines in early 1960 when Staffel 18 re-equipped with this superb all-weather interceptor.








And from later on in the J32S's career....






Oh. Big respect to Wrench for the Himalaya terrain (masquerading as the Swiss Alps).

Edited by Spinners

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Well it WOULD be nice to have the Swiss Alps as a terrain... Nice work!


Matter of fact Ice Hornets is a good documentary on Swiss owned Hornets, and some other aircraft are in there as well.

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