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Saab Lansen, RCAF
« on: July 13, 2019, 03:26:58 pm »


In the early 1950s Canada was bringing the CF-100 into service as an all-weather interceptor into service, and realised that an attack aircraft was also needed. The requirements were that it be stable at low-level, rugged enough to withstand cold weather and dirt airfields, and speed in the high subsonic range. The Saab Lansen seemed ideal for the role, and was also coming on-line at the same time. After test flights by Canadian pilots garnered very favourable reviews, it was decided to purchase the type.



Various subtle modifications enabled the aircraft to fulfill the roles of ground attack, anti-shipping, and interceptor, and was a fair-weather complement to the CF-100. Those based in Europe wore a standard grey/green camouflage, while some Canadian based squadrons utilised a grey/white winter scheme.









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Re: Saab Lansen, RCAF
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 06:08:55 pm »
Good-O. I like it.  :thumbsup:

I never realised before how F-86 and G.91 the rear end of a Lansen is. Get's one thinking about possible North American whif lineage.

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Re: Saab Lansen, RCAF
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 03:34:41 am »
Good-O. I like it.  :thumbsup:

I never realised before how F-86 and G.91 the rear end of a Lansen is. Get's one thinking about possible North American whif lineage.



And I was thinking "it's like a Swift, only less ugly".
Lovely build.  The paint scheme in particular.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Saab Lansen, RCAF
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 04:33:27 am »

And I was thinking "it's like a Swift, only less ugly".
Lovely build.  The paint scheme in particular.   :thumbsup:

Totally agree with both those opinions  :thumbsup:
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Re: Saab Lansen, RCAF
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 07:11:35 am »
Good-O. I like it.  :thumbsup:

Lovely build.  The paint scheme in particular.   :thumbsup:

+1 on these, too! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Saab Lansen, RCAF
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 07:27:02 am »
Good-O. I like it.  :thumbsup:

Lovely build.  The paint scheme in particular.   :thumbsup:

+1 on these, too! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Make that three, the Lansen really suits that scheme.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Saab Lansen, RCAF
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 02:26:27 pm »
Good-O. I like it.  :thumbsup:

Lovely build.  The paint scheme in particular.   :thumbsup:

+1 on these, too! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Make that three, the Lansen really suits that scheme.  :thumbsup:

I'll fourth that!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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