The J 32 Lansen was a Swedish attack aircraft used during the Cold War. The Lansen was designed and manufactured by Saab. The P1150 prototype performed its first test flight in 1952, entering service with Swedish Air Force in 1955 as the 32 Lansen. With a swept wing design, the 32 Lansen was powered by a Svenska Flygmotor RM 6A afterburning turbojet engine. It was armed with four 30 mm ADEN cannons with 90 rounds each and four AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles. The Lansen was built in the following variants: A32A; J 32B, which was an all-weather fighter version initially operated only for bad weather/night fighter duties; S32C, which was a maritime and photo reconnaissance version; J 32D; J 32E, which was an electronic warfare/electronic countermeasures version; J 32AD, which was a project of day fighter version; J 32U, a project of fighter version from 1954. The two latter versions were never developed.

Specifications for the J 32 Lansen

Type: attack jet aircraft
Engine: Svenska Flygmotor RM 6A afterburning turbojet
Maximum speed: 1200 km/h (745 mph)
Range: 2,000 km (1,240 mi)
Ceiling: 15,000 m (49,200 ft)
Wingspan: 13.0 m (42 ft 8 in)
Length: 14.94 m (49 ft 0 in)
Crew: two (pilot, navigator)
Weapons: four 30 mm ADEN cannons; four AIM-9 air-to-air missiles; four 75 mm air to air rocket pods

Saab J 32 Lansen Documentary Video

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