Saab 36

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Saab 36
Saab 1300-71D Vindtunnelmodell.jpg
Saab Project 1300
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Saab
Status Cancelled project

The Saab 36 (also known as Projekt 1300) was a supersonic bomber planned by Saab during the 1950s. The aircraft was supposed to be able to carry an 800 kg free falling nuclear weapon, but when the Swedish nuclear weapon program was cancelled in the 1960s, so were the plans for the bomber. The Saab 36 was intended to be fitted with delta wings and this idea was also used on the Saab 35 Draken fighter. The engine that was planned to be used was a version of the British Bristol Olympus turbojet, the same engine that powered the Avro Vulcan jet bomber.


Specifications (as designed)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 17 m (55 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 54 m2 (581 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 9,000 kg (19,840 lb)
  • Gross weight: 15,000 kg (33,070 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Bristol Olympus, 44 kN (10,000 lbf) thrust each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.14
  • Service ceiling: 18 000 m (59 100 ft)

Armament

  • 1 × 600–800 kg (1 300–1 800 lb) free-fall nuclear bomb

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  • Berns, Lennart A36 - SAABs atombombare avslöjad, Flygrevyn issue #4, April 1991