This Day in Aviation History
May 18th, 1940
First flight of the Saab 17.
The Saab 17 was a Swedish bomber-reconnaissance aircraft.
The project first started at the end of the 1930s as the L 10 by ASJA, but after the merger with Saab in 1937 it was renamed Saab 17. The wings were reinforced to make it possible to use it as a dive bomber. Since there was a shortage of engines the aircraft were flown to the destination where the engines were removed and returned for use by the next delivery. The aircraft was also made in three versions with different engines….
Wikipedia, Saab 17: http://gstv.us/1rSygzy
YouTube, Saab 17: http://gstv.us/1rSyt5Z
YouTube, Saab B 17: http://gstv.us/1rSyo28
YouTube, Saab B 17: http://gstv.us/1rSyruR
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