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This page is about the Swedish fighter A21A-3. For other versions, see J21 (Family).


In the description, the first part should be about the history of and the creation and combat usage of the aircraft, as well as its key features. In the second part, tell the reader about the aircraft in the game. Insert a screenshot of the vehicle, so that if the novice player does not remember the vehicle by name, he will immediately understand what kind of vehicle the article is talking about.

GarageImage A21A-3.jpg

The A21A-3 is a rank IV Swedish fighter with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB), 4.0 (RB), and 3.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

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.

Max Speed
(km/h at ?,??? m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
 ???  ??? 10800  ??.?  ??.? 12.6  ?.?  ???
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,??? m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
666 640 10800 19.0 20.0 19.0 15.5 300


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
 ??? ~?? ~??
Optimal velocities
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Protective components found in the A21A-3.
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp N/A

Survivability and armour

  • 10 mm steel - Firewall armour plate
  • 10 mm steel - Firewall cover armour plate
  • 10 mm steel - Pilot's back armour plate
  • 60 mm bulletproof glass


Offensive armament

The A21A-3 is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm Akan m/41A autocannon (140 RPG)
  • 2 x 13.2 mm Akan m/39A heavy machine guns - wing mounted (325 RPG)
  • 2 x 13.2 mm Akan m/39A heavy machine guns - nose mounted (350 RPG)

Suspended armament

Main articles: m/49, m/49A, m/51

The A21A-3can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 4 x 50 kg m/47 bombs (200 kg total)
  • 1 x 120 kg m/40 bomb (120 kg total)
  • 1 x 120 kg m/40 bomb + 4 x 50 kg m/47 bombs (320 kg total)
  • 1 x 500 kg m/41 bomb (500 kg total)
  • 1 x 600 kg m/50 bomb (600 kg total)
  • 8 x m/49A unguided rockets
  • 8 x m/51 unguided rockets
  • 2 x m/49 unguided rockets
  • 1 x 120 kg m/40 bomb + 8 x m/49A unguided rockets
  • 1 x 120 kg m/40 bomb + 8 x m/51 unguided rockets
  • 2 x 120 kg m/40 bomb + 2 x m/49 unguided rockets

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Auto control available
Not controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 20 mm m/40
II Compressor Airframe New 20 mm cannons m/41 m/49A
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 13 mm m/50 m/51
IV Engine injection Cover New 13 mm MGs m/49

Pros and cons


  • Very manoeuvrable, even with wing-tip fuel tanks
  • Very stable, does not stall in level flight even with the throttle set to zero
  • Engine protected from head-on attacks
  • Most armament is nose-mounted


  • Pusher aircraft, engine mounted facing rear, exposed to enemy aircraft which may follow
  • Required to set convergence due to wing-mounted machine guns


Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • 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)
Fighters  J21A-1 · J21A-2 · A21A-3
Jet fighters  A21RB · J21RA · J29A · J/A29B · J29D · J29F · A32A · J32B · J35D
Jet attackers  SK60B · SAAB-105G
Bombers  B17A · B17B · B17BS
Dive-bombers  B3C · B18A · B18B · T18B-1 · T18B-2
Export  SAAB-105OE

Sweden fighters
Saab  J21A-1 · J21A-2 · A21A-3
FFVS  J22-A · J22-B
(Finland) VL  Mörkö-Morane · Pyörremyrsky
(Netherlands) Fokker  Fokker D.XXI
Foreign Import  J8A · Iacobi's J8A · J11 · J20 · J26 · ▄Bf 109 G-6