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Saab 29 Tunnan & 37 Viggen at Waddington International Airshow 2013

Saab 29 Tunnan & 37 Viggen at Waddington International Airshow 2013
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Uploaded: Jul 16, 2015
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The Saab 29 Tunnan nicknamed the “Flying Barrel” is a Swedish single-engine, single-seat jet fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab AB. The J29 began its design phase in 1945 making its maiden flight with test with British pilot Robert Moore on the 1st of September 1948 and going into active service in 1950. The Saab 29 Tunnan was Sweden’s second turbojet powered combat aircraft expected to have a top speed of 1,000 KPH (620 MPH). The Saab 29 armed with a 4×4, 20mm cannon along with the RB 24 Sidewinder short-range air to air missile was used as a ground-attack and reconnaissance aircraft. A total of 661 Tunnan’s were built from 1950 to 1956, making it the largest production run for any Saab aircraft. Primary users were the Swedish Air Force and the Austrian Air Force. The Saab 29 Tunnan retired from active service in 1976.


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