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Why Saab Does Not Produce Jets?

Fri Nov 10, 2000 5:32 pm

Why SAAB does not produce jets?
Any ideas?

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They Do!

Fri Nov 10, 2000 6:15 pm

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


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RE: They Do!

Sat Nov 11, 2000 1:31 am

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).

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RE: Why Saab Does Not Produce Jets?

Sat Nov 11, 2000 3:05 am

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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RE: Why Saab Does Not Produce Jets?

Sat Nov 11, 2000 4:00 am

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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RE: F-WWKH

Tue Nov 14, 2000 5:04 am

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.)
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