First published in 1989, this revised edition presents the up-to-date story of the Saab aircraft since 1937. Though the Swedish aircraft industry can be traced back to the years before World War I, it was the establishment of Saab in 1937 which laid the foundations for a Swedish industry capable of producing world-standard aeroplanes which in some cases were in advance of those designed elsewhere. The Saab 17 single-engined and the Saab 18 twin-engined bombers were the company's first products. But it was the appearance of the Draken and Viggen which established Saab's reputation for producing world-class aeroplanes. Today, the Saab 340 airliner is widely used, having secured the international markets which eluded the Scandia.