|Saab 32 Lansen|
|Class||Ground Attack Aircraft|
|Armor||Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Air Detection||Very Good|
|Fuel Capacity||3000 L|
|Type||Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support|
|Autocannon||Quad m/49 Bofors (20mm)|
|Napalm Bomb||M/58 Balk (340kg)|
The Saab 32 Lansen (English: "Lance") is a single-engine, two-seat, subsonic attack aircraft developed by Saab for the Flygvapnet. Introduced in 1956, the A 32A Lansen is powered by a Rolls Royce Avon series 100 engine, carries four 20mm Bofors cannons in the nose, and has weapon hardpoints for missiles or air to surface munitions. The Lansen saw a variety of upgrades across its more than 50 year service, and was used in the fighter, attack, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare roles.
The Lansen is a relatively inexpensive attack aircraft available to Swedish and NATO decks. Its four cannons allow the type to strafe lightly armored vehicles, helicopters and infantry, or to defend itself against aircraft. The type's main strength is area denial with its napalm bombs. Carrying three such munitions, the Lansen can cover a swath of ground with fire, or force infantry and vehicles out of cover. The type also features moderate ECM (20%), a rarity for an aircraft available from 1955. The major drawbacks of the Lansen are its lack of air-to-air missiles, and relatively poor ECM against newer missile systems.