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A10 Warthog...American, or not???

leaded50

Well-known member
#1
already in -66, SAAB in Sweden started designed a special fighter. US directions on what wanted of a tactical close air support/ground target attacking plane came in 1969 ... First in 1970, the USAF issued a modified, detailed request for proposals for such an aircraft.

Did they get the Swedish drawings? it seems could be possible...... ;)
Sweden ended the work on it at start of 1970..

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PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
#2
Maybe Sweden was going the short field fast attack fighter route and it didn't perform as expected. The air force was looking for a different tasking for CAS and with the mods produced the A 10 from the ground work Sweden had laid.