Ilustrator:Teodor Liviu Morosanu
Numer Katalogowy No. 6127
The first in a long line of fighter aircraft from SAAB, and showing early evidence of their taste for the unconventional, the J-21 was a very unusual design with pusher engine and tricycle undercarriage. Despite problems with both the undercarriage and engine cooling, the J-21 and its attack version the A-21 were built in some numbers and served the Swedish air force well in the late '40s/early '50s. A jet-powered derivative, the J-21R, was also built and entered service, the very first Swedish jet fighter. The story of these innovative aircraft is told in this book, profusely illustrated with photos, scale drawings and colour profiles. A complete walk-around section in colour shows the surviving airframes in some detail.