A32A

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"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
A32A
saab_a32a.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/9.0/8.7BR
2 peopleCrew
13.50 tTake-off weight
7 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12500 mCeiling
Svenska Flygmotor RM5AEngine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1160 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 20 mm Akan m/49 cannonWeapon 1
360 roundsAmmunition
772 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
12 x 120 kg sb m/61 bombSetup 1
5 x 250 kg mb m/50 bombSetup 2
3 x 500 kg mb m/56 bombSetup 3
3 x 600 kg mb m/50 bombSetup 4
12 x 14,5 cm psrak m/49A rockets
12 x m/49A rockets
Setup 5
12 x 15 cm srak m/51 rockets
12 x 15 cm srak m/51 rockets
Setup 6
12 x 18 cm hprak m/49 rocketsSetup 7
Economy
390000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1000000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png15000 / 19890/6880 / 9122/4400 / 5834Repair
290000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1000000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2400 Ge icon.pngAces
220 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
560 % Sl icon.png230 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Swedish jet fighter A32A. For the other version, see J32B.

Description

GarageImage A32A.jpg


The A32A is a rank VI Swedish jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB) and 9.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

The A32A "Lansen" was designed and developed by the Swedish company SAAB. The development began in 1948 and it first flew in 1952. Deliveries to the Swedish air force, Flygvapnet, began in 1954. In Flygvapnet it was used as a ground-attack aircraft, being able to carry a large array of different bombs and unguided rockets as well as four 20 mm Akan m/49 canons. It remained in service until 1978 but never saw use in combat. Powered by a license-built Rolls Royce Avon engine, locally designated the RM5, it was able to break the speed of sound in a dive, thus becoming the first Swedish aircraft to fly faster than the speed of sound.

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,088 1,084 12500 34.6 35.6 44.8 42.0 900
Upgraded _,___ _,___ __._ __._ __._ __._

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1160 450 550 550 320 ~11 ~5

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Akan m/49 (20 mm)

The A32A is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Akan m/49 cannons, nose-mounted (90 rpg = 360 total)

Suspended armament

The A32A can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 12 x 120 kg sb m/61 bombs (1,440 kg total)
  • 5 x 250 kg mb m/50 bombs (1,250 kg total)
  • 3 x 500 kg mb m/56 bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 3 x 600 kg mb m/50 bombs (1,800 kg total)
  • 24 x psrak m/49A rockets
  • 24 x srak m/51 rockets
  • 12 x hprak m/49 rockets

Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Offensive 20 mm m/61 m/49A
II Compressor Airframe m/40 m/51
III Wings repair Engine New 20 mm cannons m/41 m/49
IV G-suit Cover m/50

Pros and cons

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Pros:

Cons:

History

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Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


Swedish Aeroplane Company Ltd. (SAAB)
Pre-SAAB: ASJA  J6B
Fighters  J21A-1 · J21A-2 · A21A-3
Jet Fighters  A21RB · J21RA · J29A · J/A29B · J29D · J29F · A32A · J32B · J35D
Bombers  B17A · B17B · B17BS
Dive-bombers  B3C · B18A · B18B · T18B-1 · T18B-2

Sweden jet aircraft
Saab  J21RA · A21RB · J29A · J/A29B · J29D · J29F · A32A · J32B · J35D · SK60B
Foreign import  J28B