Saab S 29C Tunnan, 29974 / 29974, Vasteras Flygmuseum
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Construction Number: 29974
Code Number: 20
Model Saab S 29C Tunnan
Operator: Vasteras Flygmuseum
Airport: Vasteras (VST / ESOW), Sweden
Photographer: Tony Edlind
Date Taken: 05/06/2004
At the VÃ¤sterÃ¥s Flygmuseum. Formerly based at F3 ÃstgÃ¶ta Flygflottilj at Malmen. Second jet fighter produced in Sweden. One of a series of successful Swedish designs. Nicknamed "The Barrel" because of its stubby fuselage. Designed 1946, became first swept-wing fighter used in western Europe. Went into service 1951 and remained in production until 1956. After first A variant, B series went into production 1953 (increased fuel capacity), C (reconnaissance) and E with different wing and engine.