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SAAB B 5
As part of their rearmament plan Sweden embarked on licence production of the Northrop/Douglas 8A-1 as the ASJA, then later SAAB, B 5.
The first prototype was built by Douglas, while components for a second prototype were shipped to Sweden to act as the pattern aircraft for local production. The aircraft was generally similar to the standard A-17, but with fixed undercarriage to enable ski operations in winter. The prototype was designated as the only B 5A, later becoming a target tug and designated B 5D.
ASJA constructed 63 B 5B aircraft in 1940, featured a domed cockpit and Swedish radios and armament.
By 1941 ASJA had been integrated into SAAB, and production of a further 39 were constructed under the SAAB badge as B 5C's.
By 1944 the B 5's were replaced in service by the SAAB B 17.