A32A

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This page is about the Swedish jet fighter A32A. For the other version, see J32B.
A32A
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A32A
AB RB SB
8.7 9.0 9.0
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Description

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

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 0 m1 094 km/h
Turn time34 s
Max altitude12 500 m
EngineSvenska Flygmotor RM5A
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight14 t
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
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 850 < 600 < 600 > N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic Mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Svenska Flygmotor RM5A 1 8,322 kg 297 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 14m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 46m fuel
1,350 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 9,163 kg 9,523 kg 10,123 kg 11,084 kg 13,500 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 14m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 46m fuel MTOW
Stationary 3,424 kgf 4,633 kgf 0.51 0.49 0.46 0.42 0.34
Optimal 3,424 kgf
(0 km/h)
4,899 kgf
(1,000 km/h)
0.53 0.51 0.48 0.44 0.36

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural1 160 km/h
Gear450 km/h

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 800 → 5 038 Sl icon.png
RB7 560 → 10 024 Sl icon.png
SB17 000 → 22 542 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications483 000 Rp icon.png
849 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 600 Ge icon.png
Crew training290 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 000 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces950 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 230 / 530 % Sl icon.png
220 / 220 / 220 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
42 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
48 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
42 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
42 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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G-suit
Research:
53 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
93 000 Sl icon.png
710 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
48 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
53 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
93 000 Sl icon.png
710 Ge icon.png
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akan_m47_belt_pack
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
42 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
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m/61
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
42 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
m/49A
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
42 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
m/40
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
48 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
m/51
Research:
27 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
48 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
akan_m47_new_gun
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
42 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
m/41
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
42 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
m/49
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
42 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
m/50
Research:
53 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
93 000 Sl icon.png
710 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 14 x 20 mm Akan m/49 cannon
Ammunition360 rounds
Fire rate772 shots/min
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

Number of setups7
List of setups
Setup 112 x 120 kg sb m/61 bomb
Setup 25 x 250 kg mb m/50 bomb
Setup 33 x 500 kg mb m/56 bomb
Setup 43 x 600 kg mb m/50 bomb
Setup 512 x 14,5 cm psrak m/49A rockets
12 x m/49A rockets
Setup 612 x 15 cm srak m/51 rockets
12 x 15 cm srak m/51 rockets
Setup 712 x 18 cm hprak m/49 rockets

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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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good climb rate
  • Fast top speed
  • Has 4 powerful nose-mounted cannons with high rate of fire, giving good one-second burst mass
  • Good roll rate
  • Fowler flap design provides excellent lift at low speeds
  • Has a wide range of bombs and rockets loadouts, beneficial in tank RB
  • Has decent pilot protection & airframe endurance

Cons:

  • Mediocre manoeuvrability, almost every opponent it faces can out-manoeuvre it
  • Very inefficient airbrake design that requires high angle-of-attack or aggressive banking to slow down
  • Large target making it easy to get hit
  • High rate of fire with low ammo count (90 RPG), ammunition will deplete very quickly, strict trigger control required
  • Can be difficult to land as landing flaps rip at 300 km/h

History

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Media

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See also

  • J32B - Fighter variant of the aircraft.

External links

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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
Jet attackers  SK60B
Bombers  B17A · B17B · B17BS
Dive-bombers  B3C · B18A · B18B · T18B-1 · T18B-2

Sweden jet aircraft
Saab 
Fighters  J21RA · A21RB · J29A · J/A29B · J29D · J29F · A32A · J32B · J35D
Attackers  SK60B · SAAB-105G · SAAB-105ÖE
Foreign import  J28B