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Why Saab Does Not Produce Jets?  
User currently offlineTraveler_7 From Estonia, joined May 2000, 540 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

Why SAAB does not produce jets?
Any ideas?

traveler_7

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User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

SAAB does produce jets. Only that instead of carry passengers and cargo, those SAAB jets carry bombs and missiles!!


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6296 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

Saab ONLY produces jet planes. And only one type, the JAS-39 Gripen fighter for the Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force).

(Plus spare parts for old planes like type 37 Viggen fighter and type 340/2000 airliners).

Best regards, Preben Norholm



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User currently offlineJetService 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.



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User currently offlineF-WWKH From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

Preben, do you know the status of the S2000 prototypes in Linkoeping (?) - can they be seen from outside, maybe stored? Thanks in advance  

User currently offlinePrebennorholm 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:

F-WWKH wrote:
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Preben, do you know the status of the S2000 prototypes in Linkoeping (?) - can they be seen from outside, maybe stored? Thanks in advance
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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
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