09/30/2009. When designing a successor to the Saab J 29, the engineering team under Erik Bratt eventually came up with a double delta planform. After wind tunnel and model research, a manned 70% scale test aircraft was built, designated Saab 210 and nicknamed Lill Draken (Little Dragon). Powered by an 880 lb (400 kg) s.t Armstrong Siddeley Adder turbojet, it was first flown by SAAB test pilot Bengt R. Olow on January 21, 1952.
Initially fitted with nose intakes, separated by a small nosecone, these were replaced by side intakes to provide more airflow. The concept eventually led to the Saab J 35 Darken (Dragon). After 887 flights totaling 286 hours the Saab 210 was donated to the Flygvapnet museum.