JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1157 times:
I asked this question awhile ago. I had taken an image of the SF340, removed the prop engines and hug 2 jet engines on it. It looked pretty good!
Would've been a fine looking plane. Of course from an appearance stand-point, I suspect the wings would've been swept a tad more. I was told that Saab no longer manufactures commercial aircraft, only military as aforementioned.
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6296 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1120 times:
Preben, do you know the status of the S2000 prototypes in Linkoeping (?) - can they be seen from outside, maybe stored? Thanks in advance
Sorry F-WWKH, I have absolutely no idea.
Last time I passed by Linkoeping was in my car on my way to Estonia - going to Stockholm harbour to reach the good ship Estonia which happened to sink with 800+ fatalities shortly later. I noticed that in front of the factory along the highway were several old SAAB types presented at different attitudes on a concrete column. Among them was a 340, but certainly no 2000. I think that there was also a J-29 Tunnan and a Type 91 Safir, maybe more - there must have been a J-35 Draken and an A-32 Lansen, but I really don't remember. It must have been 1993 or 94.
By the way, does everybody know what SAAB means? It's an abbreviation of "Svenska Aeroplan Aktie Bolaget". It is plain Swedish language and it means Swedish Aeroplane Company inc. /(Ltd.)
Best regards, Preben Norholm
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm