Saab 210

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Saab 210
Saab 210-Flygvapenmuseum.jpg
Saab 210 at the Flygvapenmuseum
Role Experimental aircraft
Manufacturer Saab
Designer Erik Bratt
First flight 21 January 1952
Number built 1
Developed into Saab 35 Draken

The Saab 210 Draken (Dragon or Kite) was a scaled-down test bed for the double-delta concept in the development of the J 35 fighter. Although never officially named anything but Draken by Saab, it soon became known by its unofficial nickname Lilldraken (Little Dragon or Little Kite) after the first flight of the prototype of the Saab 35. Its first flight was on 21 January 1952.[1]

History[edit]

During Stockholm's 700 year celebrations on 6 June 1953, the Saab 210 performed an air show over the centre of the city.[citation needed]

Aircraft on display[edit]

The aircraft currently resides in the Air Force Museum Flygvapenmuseum in Linköping.

Specifications[edit]

Data from Taylor 1976, p. 205.

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dorr 1985, p. 23.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Dorr, Robert F (1985), Modern Combat Aircraft 21 – Saab Viggen, Shepperton, Surrey, ENG, UK: Ian Allan, ISBN 0-7110-1484-1 .
  • Taylor, John WR (1976), Research and Experimental Aircraft (pocket book), London, ENG, UK: Macdonald and Jane's, ISBN 0-356-08409-4 .

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