During WW2 the speed and capabilities of aircraft began outstripping man’s ability to jump. Along with the advent of the jet engine in Germany and the SAAB 21 that really provided advancement in the ejection seat technology. Heinkel, while working on the He 280 prototype jet aircraft, deemed it necessary to give the [...]
Saab has a long and varied history. The company was first started in 1937 as the Svenska Aeroplan AB. As you can probably deduce from the name, it was an aircraft company. However, in the late 1940s with Europe’s economy still ravaged in the aftermath of WWII, the Swedish firm decided to diversify into automobiles. The Saab Automobile division was established and the Saab 92 was launched in 1947. Linköping wasn’t done expanding their range, though, and in the late 1950s they established Datasaab to build computer equipment.
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