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This page is about the Swedish jet fighter J32B. For attack version, see A32A.


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The J32B Lansen is a rank VI Swedish jet fighter with a battle rating of 9.7 (AB/SB) and 10.0 (RB). 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.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 1,133 1,128 12500 34.4 34.6 84.5 78.5 900
Upgraded 1,148 1,140 33.6 34.0 119.5 101.0


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
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 < 650 < 600 N/A

Engine performance

Thickness of each armour section located in the J32B.
Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Svenska Flygmotor RM6A 1 8,680 kg 307 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 28m fuel
1,400 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 9,491 kg 10,675 kg 11,464 kg 13,500 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 28m fuel MTOW
Stationary 4,727 kgf 6,807 kgf 0.72 0.64 0.59 0.50
Optimal 4,727 kgf
(0 km/h)
7,199 kgf
(1,000 km/h)
0.76 0.67 0.63 0.53

Survivability and armour

  • 5 mm steel plate - cockpit floor and spacer plate between frontal armour.
  • 10 mm steel plate - behind the pilot and GIB's seats
  • 15 mm steel plate - armour plates in front of the cockpit section
  • 50 mm bulletproof glass - armoured canopy windscreen

The aircraft provides good pilot protection with steel plates and bulletproof glass.


Offensive armament

Main article: Akan m/55 (30 mm)

The J32B is armed with:

  • 4 x 30 mm Akan m/55 autocannons (90 RPG - 360 rounds total)

Suspended armament

Main articles: m/57B, Rb24

The J32B can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 38 x m/57B unguided rockets
  • 4 x Rb24 air-to-air missiles
  • 38 x m/57B unguided rockets + 2 x Rb24 air-to-air missiles

Usage in battles

This aircraft excels at being fast, it is important to use that advantage to quickly Boom & Zoom any unsuspecting enemies. Avoid utilising turning manoeuvres with other aircraft as every aircraft with the exception of the F-100D will shake you rather easily and you risk being pulled into a "reversal". Although you can easily out-run most jets, some aircraft like the Etendard IVM, MiG-17AS and Shenyang F-5 will easily catch up. These aircraft prove deadly to the J32B as they will keep up with your turns if you try to evade them, not to mention they also carry air-to-air missiles which they will certainly use to force you to bleed speed (if you don't get destroyed in the process). Your safest bet is to go in a straight line hugging the maximum safe speed (concern for realistic and simulator battles) and hope they pull away.

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 Offensive 30 mm
II Compressor Airframe m/57
III Wings repair Engine New 30 mm cannons
IV G-suit Cover Rb24

Pros and cons


  • Excellent top speed. Will out-run almost every other jet at its BR range
  • 4x 30mm Akan M/55 that inflict devastating damage
  • 4x Rb-24 air-to-air missiles, same performance as AIM-9Bs
  • Powerful afterburning engine, providing excellent acceleration
  • Integrated radar
  • Slightly above average roll-rate
  • Resistant to high-G manoeuvres (up to 10Gs)
  • Decent pilot protection and airframe endurance
  • Great energy retention
  • Fowler flap design provides excellent lift at low speeds


  • Very poor turn-rate at high speeds.
  • Mediocre manoeuvrability, almost every opponent it faces can out-manoeuvre it
  • Very low extended gear rip speed (ensure gear is raised right after take-off and lowered at a safe speed)
  • Sluggish at slow speeds
  • Very inefficient and small air-brake design, requires high angle-of-attack or aggressive banking to bleed excess speed quickly
  • Relatively large target
  • High rate of fire means the ammunition will deplete very quickly, trigger control required


In the year 1948, SAAB started to develop a new type of multi purpose aircraft with capabilities such as a strike-fighter, interceptor or reconnaissance aircraft. The project was called P1150 and had the intent to replace the B18, J21A, A21R and the J30 aircraft. After some testing, a swept wing design typical for the time period was decided upon. After some testing with a Swedish jet engine design called the Dovern, it was decided that the engine lacked the desired power so a swap to the British Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.21 engine was decided upon due to its ability to produce more power without its afterburner on than the Dovern could even with the afterburner engaged. The airplane was designated the Saab 32 Lansen and flew for the first time in November 1952 with Bengt Olow as pilot. 

A total of 447 aircraft were delivered to the Swedish Air Force from 1955 until 1960. These were modified and renovated until its retirement in 1997. A total of 10 variants were in service, including the prototype P1150.



See also

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External links

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

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