SAAB 29 Flygande Tunnan

Mikael Forslund

Date Published :
April 2017
Publisher :
Contributor(s) :
Thierry Vallet
Series :
Yellow Series
Illustration :
30+ Color profiles, B&W photos, Color photos, Scale Plans
No associated books available.


The SAAB 29, called “Flygande Tunnan” (English: "The flying barrel") was a Swedish fighter designed and manufactured by SAAB in the 1940s. It was Sweden's second turbojet-powered combat aircraft, the first being the SAAB 21R; additionally, it was the first Western European fighter to be produced with swept wing after the war, the Me 262 being the first during WWII.

Despite its rotund appearance, from which its name derives, the SAAB 29 was a fast and agile aircraft for its era. It served effectively in both fighter and fighter-bomber roles into the 1970s.

This book is the most comprehensive on the Tunnan yet published, with numerous photographs of the aircraft in service, several of which have never been published before, walkaround photographs of the preserved aircraft, illustrations from contemporary manuals, and color artwork.


“This is a neat book and very thorough about the Saab Tunnan. Highly recommended”

- AMPS Indianapolis

“In line with other titles in this series we are given the full story of the Saab 29 from its initial development through all the units that flew it even until the present day where one is still flying… Like other MMP books, this one is all any modeler or aircraft enthusiast needs on the type. Another outstanding edition and one I give my highest recommendation.”

- Modeling Madness

“What a brilliant book. I loved every pithy page. And it carries my highest recommendation.”

- Cybermodeler

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