1/72 Heller SAAB J29 Tunnan

Gallery Article by dj on Dec 11 2009

 

This is a model of the then Swedish Air Force SAAB 29B "Flygande Tunnan" 29365. One of the aircraft's that served with the United Nations during the Congo conflict in 1961-63.

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The kit is Heller's SAAB J29 TUNNAN "60 years anniversary" with decals from Flying Colors Aerodecals. The kit comes with the later version of the wings with a saw-tooth on each wing. This saw-tooth had to be removed from the front part of the wing to correctly depict a J29B.

A total of 11 SAAB 29 served with the United Nations during the Congo conflict 9 J29B (fighters) and 2 S29C (reconnaissance).

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