Painted by John D. Shaw/Copyright Valor Studio
The J22 was an emergency fighter conceived due to the dificulties of the neutral Sweden to buy war material in the middle of WW2. Classic structure of steel and plywood,very neat and tidy design and the use of an available engine: a unlicenced copy of the P&W Twin Wasp…they paid the licence later,quite honest these Swede.The J22 turned to be a very well liked fighter,with respetable -even remarkable- performance,but with the usual narrow undercarriage problems and not so good high altitude capacities.
It remained in service until 1952…not bad for a stopgap.
1953, one of the Project FICON parasite fighter/attack/recon tests. Photo taken on the Convair GRB-36F mothership bomb bay, where the parasite fighter was installed, in this case the formerly named YF-96 (later named XF-84F), and here named YRF-84F – too many names, maybe-, basically a F-84E fuselage fitted with swept wings and tail surfaces.