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Heres on one the rare plane collectors out there..
Taken at this years RAF Waddington Airshow, before it clouded over and got busy, here sits one of the world total of 6 (yes 6) of this odd looking beast!

A first for me, a Swedish Aircraft, used only by that airforce (plus there are orders in by the Thai and United Arab Emirates for two each..) Bulk buying of this type does not happen!

The Saab 340 AEW&C is a Swedish airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft; a variant of the Saab 340 aircraft is designated S 100B Argus by the Swedish Air Force..

Six S 100B Argus aircraft were produced for the Swedish Air Force, four of which are permanently equipped with early warning radar (Erieye radar) and two fitted for transport missions during peacetime..
They brought it here as part of the 'Theme' for the year, AEW.. But also to try and sell some! lol

O.K. Now, the much missed STAT TIME!

Crew: 5.
Endurance: 7 hours.
Cruising speed: 300 km/h ( mph).
Patrol speed
160 knots
Typical Mission Altitude
2,000m to 6,000m
Radar Antenna Unit Length
Range Against Fighter Aircraft Target
250 km

I'm REALLY VERY sorry for the non Imperial stats.. I normally refuse to put anything other than.. I'm afraid I've no idea what that lot means, and have no intention of learning so if Wiki (thanks... not!) are going to do it, I shall be limited to what I can put stat wise.. Sorry again...

Still I hope you like this Portrait shot from Waddington..
October 6, 2012
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Oct 6, 2012 11:42:18 am
Really fantastic capture of this super cool plane Rob

by magnus073 Homepage »

Oct 6, 2012 12:22:50 pm
Very cool aircraft and interesting stats

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Oct 6, 2012 12:34:31 pm
A pristine shot of this rarity Rob.

by jayfar Homepage »

Oct 6, 2012 12:45:10 pm
great shot

by flavia49 Homepage »

Oct 6, 2012 3:34:27 pm
Great that looks to be a cumbersome sensore array on top.. wonder what it does for stability.. like having a sail on top. Flown in plenty of the civvy versions... a nice plane to fly in.. many in use on the short haul commuter routes in NZ!

by tigertim Homepage »

Oct 6, 2012 5:07:17 pm
Radar!!!! I thought it was a carrying handle :-) Although these snazzy new 'blade arrays' are neat, I still prefer the huge 'saucer' jobs, they give a real impression they're doing the business. This is a great shot though of a rare bird. It's easy to forget that these are not just 'airshows' but shop windows as well.......wonder what Karen would say if I came home with one of these :-) LoL !!!!!

by neiwil Homepage »

Oct 6, 2012 6:23:51 pm
Quite a Saab story in this posting. This is so rare that I thought you were going to show an automobile at first. I didn't even know they built aeroplanes.
Anyway, your tendency toward superb clarity, color, composition and detail is most apparent here in another one of your masterful aircraft captures, Rob.

by goodoleboy Homepage »

Oct 6, 2012 6:57:21 pm
Do you know what the difference between the Swedish Navy and a vacuum cleaner is?

by blinkings Homepage »

Oct 6, 2012 6:59:26 pm
What an avatar!!!
Comin slowly up onto my desktop again...wheezy............

Um, well, ...nice shot...


Gonna write a PN one of these days, SORRY for the delay..."some things" happened...

ALL the best

by munich68 Homepage »

Oct 6, 2012 11:40:28 pm
Cool aircraft!

by bebopdlx Homepage »

Oct 7, 2012 7:29:02 am
There is something about this plane that sets it apart from all others it is a beauty.

by dakotabluemoon Homepage »

Oct 7, 2012 1:36:09 pm
Great shot of this neat looking aircraft, Rob! A rare bird, indeed! It looks sleek even with the radar pod on top.

by RodS Homepage »

Oct 7, 2012 3:11:03 pm
Gotta agree with neil that this looks like a carrying handle has been welded to the roof lol.

Rare maybe but what a find mate.
Aside from the radar this is one sleek looking aircraft :)

Bravo Rob!

by Maxidyne Homepage »

Oct 7, 2012 6:38:55 pm
looks like it maybe able to be refueled by a tanker in flight. superb capture

by Richardphotos Homepage »

Oct 14, 2012 11:13:20 am
such a cool plane... glad you got it!

by 1358 Homepage »

Dec 11, 2012 8:19:39 pm
#1447 In my back log til out of here count down.... I was here and I enjoyed the view.
If I read the data correctly unless the cost is low, I can understand why there are not that many of them. They are slow and range is not that far. Better to get a stripped down commercial plane and add all the electronics. I would think a turbo prop plane could stay in the air for a long time.

by HADCANCER Homepage »


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