Hans G. Andersson - SAAB Aircraft since 1937
Smithsonian Institution Press | 1989 | ISBN: 0874743141 | 190 pages | PDF | 43.05 MB
Though the Swedish aircraft industry can be traced back to the years before World War I, it was the establishment of Saab in 1937 which laid the foundations for a Swedish industry capable of producing world-standard aeroplanes which in some cases were in advance of those designed elsewhere. The Saab 17 single-engined and the Saab 18 twin-engined bombers were the company's first products. But it was the appearance of the Draken and Viggen which established Saab's reputation for producing world-class aeroplanes. This book covers the history and technology of the airplanes that made Sweden a world leader in the industry. Includes 280 photos.