SAAB 210 « Draken » ("Lill Draken") demonstrator

Michel Van

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some short Translation from me

The Saab 210 "DRAKEN"

..put a new "all Time" (all Weather?) interceptor in a new format..

..the Saab 210 "DRAKEN" has double Delta wing..
..this curious machine has maiden flight December 1951
and made 700 fight without incident...
... the center of gravity can be modify during flight by pumping liquid in reservoirs
in nose and rear end of plane...

... the pilot has a ejection seat...
the (jet) engine is a Armstrong Siddeley Adder with 475 kg (trust?)
giving the DRAKEN a top speed of 600 km/h (372,8 miles/h)...

...it was design and build in 18 month (by SAAB) with help of
Sweden Ministry of Air, Institute of aerodynamic researches, Royal Institute of Technology
test fight made by B.R Olow

Note for several month the Aircraft nose were major modified
after the testflight
so the SAAB 210 DRAKEN i know look like that

nickname by pilot "Lildraken" (so wiki)

cant be that the AR french magazine show design study of DRAKEN and not real thing ?
or give a french Artis the order to draw one ?
 

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In le Fana de l'Aviation HS 42, page 102, I found the demonstrator for the Saab J-35 Draken. Does anyone have some details about this plane ?
 

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Topics merged. Here's a few more pictures of the SAAB 210 (Draken was its official name).

Two configurations were tested: 210A and 210B. A sub-scale test-model is also shown.
 

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According to SAAB's website:
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By developing the Saab 35 Draken, Saab made a bold move by choosing a double delta wing configuration.
Due to limited knowledge of this configuration, it was decided to build a special test-bed in order to improve the project safety. The experimental aircraft was scaled down to 70 percent of the planned size and was given the designation Saab 210 Lill-Draken. The intention was primarily to test the flight characteristics at low speeds and to test the assumptions made before undertaking full-scale construction. The maiden flight on 21 January 1952 was made by Bengt Olow.
The Saab 210 performed around 1,000 test flights over four years. The results provided valuable experience during development of the Saab 35 Draken.
Saab 210 is the first and only experimental aircraft to have been developed throughout Saab's history. Lill-Draken is now on display at the Air Force museum in Linköping, Sweden.

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http://www.saabgroup.com/en/About-Saab/Saab-History/Stories-of-Innovation/Saab-210-Lilldraken/

The Swedish Wikipedia page says that the official name was always Draken but people started calling it Lilldraken (little dragon) after the first SAAB 35 Draken prototype flew.
 

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From Ailes 2/2/1952,

the SAAB-210.
 

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Nice, but the 210's nosecone was not as voluminous as in the first drawing.
 
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