Saab 29 TUNNAN
At the end of 1945 after the WWII events, Sweden decided to have a strong air force based on turbojet-powered aircrafts. For this purpose, the Saab company initiated a development program of a new fighter that would cover the expectations. After more than two years of work, in September 1948, the first J-29 prototype made its maiden flight. However, it would not be until May 1951 when the first J-29A Tunnan entered service. Later came the J-29B fighter improved variant, the J-29C for air reconnaissance and a single J-29D with British Ghost RM2A engines for trials purposes. The Tunnan family was completed with the J-29E fighter, (which were earlier improved with new RM2B engines), the last fighter variant J-29F, and the A-29F ground attack version. Altogether 661 J-29 Tunnan were manufactured, that were in service with the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet) until 1976.
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