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Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 1:58am

Saab 21F

No picture this time, because modifying existing images exceeds my understanding of art software. It looks about the same as the historical one anyway.

Saab 21F

General characteristics
Crew: 1
Length: 10.45 m (34 ft 7 in)
Wingspan: 11.6 m (38 ft 0 in)
Height: 3.97 (13 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 22.2 m² (238.87 ft²)
Empty weight: 3,850 kg (8,470 lb)
Loaded weight: 5,050 kg (11,110 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 6,013 kg (13,229 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × 1,875 kW ( 2,219 hp / 2250 PS) Saab X85-2550 driving 2 coaxial 3-bladed counterotating variable-pitch propellors

Maximum speed: 673 km/h (363 knots, 418 mph)
Cruise speed: 495 km/h (265 knots, 308 mph)
Range: 700 km (420 mi)
Service ceiling: 11,000 m (36,090 ft)
Rate of climb: 15 m/s (2,950 ft/min)

5× 20mm Bofors cannon
2x 500kg wing hardpoints
2x 250kg wing hardpoints

- The Saab 21F (from 'Forbattrat', 'improved') shares its wing, tail, and cockpit area with the older base-type Saab 21, but features altered nose and engine sections. The 12-cylinder X75-1450 has been replaced with a faster-revving 16-cylinder X85-2250, and the original armament of one 20mm cannon and 4 machine guns has been concentrated into the nose as five 20mm cannon. The increase in power has been largely canceled by the increase in weight as far as agility is concerned, but firepower and top speed have increased, especially in a dive. As an additional quality-of-life improvement and easy visual distinguishing mark, the 'razorback' over the engine bay has been cut down to allow improved visibility from the new greenhouse canopy.
Carnival da yo~!

This post has been edited 2 times, last edit by "Valles" (Jul 17th 2013, 8:41am)


Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 10:05am

Looks like a sensible and cost effective solution. I'm not sold on the V-16 idea still but its nice to have something different.


Thursday, July 11th 2013, 6:36pm

I've very pleased with the 21F myself. It uses almost entirely existing parts but should easily be able to hold its own for the four or five years until the Saab 29 - which will be the historical type, a year or two early as seems called for in Wesworld - is around.
Carnival da yo~!