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Saab 36

Drawing on the Saab 36

Type Strategic bombers
Crew 1
The first flight
Label Saab , Sweden
Length 17 m
Span 9.6 m
Wing area 54 m²
Empty weight 9 tonnes
Max. off weight 15 tons
Engine 1st Bristol Olympus
Traction 1 x 44kN
Max. speed 2.14 Mach over 11km 1.2
Range with max. Fuel 410 km
Max. altitude 18 000 m
Thrust / weight: 0.73
Load Capacity
Load Capacity over 1500 kg
Bombs 800 kg bomb
Robots Robot 04, Robot 05, Robot 15, Robot 24, Robot 28, Robot 71, Robot 74, Robot 75, Robot 99
Rockets 135 mm M70 rocket attack
Saab 36

Drawing on the Saab 36

Role Strategic bomber
Manufacturer Saab
First flight
Status Active
Primary user

Swedish Air Force

Number built 2,500

The Saab 36 , also Project 1300 and later the military designation A-36 , is a supersonic bomber designed by Saab during the 1950s, as part of the Swedish nuclear weapons program.

Saab did during the years 1952-1957 a feasibility study on a deltavingat supersonic bomber with nuclear capability . The design of delta wings came from the almost completed the Saab 35 Draken . The plane could carry atomic bombs of up to 800 kg when they had been first produced as part of the Swedish nuclear weapons program. The range of A 36 was estimated at 410 km and was thus sufficient for bombing of targets in the Baltic states which belong to the Soviet Union. 1957, it was determined that all resources would also be invested in the new fighter aircraft Saab 37 Viggen, also as part of Sweden's modern strategic aerial force.

The engine would be the British Bristol Olympus which include sat in the Avro Vulcan and Concorde.

Sweden's first true supercarrier, the Swedish aircraft carrier HSwMS Östergötland, was the first aircraft carrier that could carry Saab 36 and up to twenty-one Saab 36s, with nuclear capability on the water.