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SAAB LX

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Browsing the net, at unicraft web page I found one project that I know nothing about. Is there any info about "SAAB LX" ?

http://www.geocities.com/unicraftmodels/fut/futother/futother.htm
 

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Hi Matej,

I have some informations about it,but is not available now,because it is in anther
house.
 

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That's the Saab LX design by Sixten Sason, circa 1941. There was an article on it (where the drawing undoubtedly originated) in the August 1998 issue of Aeroplane Monthly. Supersonic, turbojet with liqquid rocket, supersonic and armed with 12 photocell-guided rockets.

A suggestion, however: take references from unicraft with some skepticism. For example, on their "German future releases" page, they show this:
germ-vtol.jpg

And call it a "German VTOL Project."


ERRRRR. Wrong. It's an *American* VTOL project, patented by L.H. Leonard... filed in 1943, granted in 1949. It preceded the German Triebflugel. See it here:
http://www.google.com/patents?vid=USPAT2479125&id=o59xAAAAEBAJ&dq=2479125&num=100
 

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In Aeroplane monthly,

That aircraft was a single seat crankel-delta-wing interceptor project powered by
two turbojets with additional liquid-fuelled rocket engine for take-off boost and a
smaller forward-facing rocket for deceleration on landing,(the last was very strange
idea).
 

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Thanks guys.

It seems that in Sweden they are applying this philosophy in almost every fighter design. I have also another great suggestion for extremely short landing - pull the nose of the plane 90 degrees down :D ;D
 

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Wasn't there an article, complete with at least a 3-view, in Aeroplane Monthly several (perhaps as much as 20) years ago?
 

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The Aeroplane Monthly article gives notice that Sixten Sason
started work with the SAAB aeroplane division in early 1940
were he drew aeroplane and gyrocopter designs.

Is there sombody who haves ever seen other designs by Sixten Sason?
A WWII issue of Der Deutsche Sportflieger mentions an advanced
fighter design of tail first configuration...
 

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elmayerle said:
Wasn't there an article, complete with at least a 3-view, in Aeroplane Monthly several (perhaps as much as 20) years ago?

From "Aeroplane Montly" August 1998
 

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lark said:
The Aeroplane Monthly article gives notice that Sixten Sason
started work with the SAAB aeroplane division in early 1940
were he drew aeroplane and gyrocopter designs.

Is there sombody who haves ever seen other designs by Sixten Sason?
A WWII issue of Der Deutsche Sportflieger mentions an advanced
fighter design of tail first configuration...

From "Der Deutsche Sportflieger" Juli 1941

Please see also http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3477.0.html
 

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better quality LX sketch
 

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Very spectacular rocket/missile storage configuration!

Thanks for the enlightenment about this program.


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What... the heck... is that project ? is it serious or not ? what an awesome looking machine !
 

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There is even integrated braking rocket motors B) very cool design.
 

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