SAAB Aircraft Since 1937
Putnam, 1989 - 190 páginas
Though the Swedish aircraft industry can be traced back to the years before the First World War, it was the establishment of Saab in 1937 which laid the solid foundations for a Swedish industry capable of producing world-standard airplanes which often were in advance of those designed elsewhere.
The Saab 17 single-engined and the Saab 18 twin-engined bombers were the company's first products. But it was the appearance of the brilliant Draken and Viggen which established Saab's reputation for producing outstanding world-class airplanes. Today the Saab 340 airliner is widely used, having secured the international markets which eluded the Scandia.
Since the first edition was published in 1989, the JAS 39 Gripen has gone into full production and the decision has been made to go ahead with the Saab 2000, the larger version of the successful 340.