Soo, When you devs fixing the A32A & AJ-37 chaff & Flare pods?

Currently there exists a bug report. So im not here saying “DEVS FIX” when its not a reported issue. No im here asking how long its going to take changing the A32A chaff pods from having only 16 chaff charges to its realistic 100s of chargers. The holes on the rear carries through the pod.

Also the Chaff/Flare pods on the AJ-37 has the same issue. Its supposed

Fackel prov KB
Rems Fackelfällare KB

Translation in order:

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5.2 Flares

The aft section of the KB contained an empty space, originally intended for rearward-facing radar warning antennas, which turned out to be suitable for use with IR countermeasures. The development of flares was complicated by the fact that such equipment was classified as ammunition, and therefore had to be developed by the Weapons Bureau. The collaboration between ELP4 and the Weapons Bureau was not frictionless.

Some “amateur activities” were also carried out at AB Chemotron, a company used by Patrik Wahren, an enthusiastic flare designer.


Preparation for Flare Testing from High-Speed Vehicle, Patrik Wahren in the middle. Next to him are daring test engineers. On the left side is FMV representative Gustavsson, and on the right, the author.

Finally Flares were developed by Hansson’s Pyrotechnics and Société Lacroix with slightly different designs and performances. The KB was modified, and successful tests were conducted in 1975 (and later) with evaluation equipment mainly from FOA.

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ELP4 believed that a new chaff dispenser needed to incorporate the extensive experience gained with BOX3. Therefore, they chose to base a new dispenser on the development of that model. To reduce the number of variants within the Air Force, the same equipment would be used for both the S35E and the AJ37. Arenco Electronics, which had now also hired an aerodynamicist, was given primary responsibility for the design. The defense pushed the company hard and secured an extremely low price for the serial deliveries, which later came from PEAB, after this company acquired Arenco Electronics for a completely different purpose.

The dispenser, named KB, was based on the BOX3 design with chaff packages placed in tubes. In the nose, where forward-facing radar warning antennas were originally supposed to be placed, space was now reserved for an additional receiver. The chaff was released through a slot, and the area behind the dispersal cone was expanded to provide space intended for flares (originally rearward-facing warning antennas).


Chaff/Flare Dispenser KB

Air intakes were later placed on the capsule body to create overpressure in the capsule, thereby preventing chaff strips from being sucked into the body. The dispersal cone was clad with stainless steel sheets, as was the aft section, to prevent blasting effects when using fiberglass strips.

The dispenser was tested on FC, with several different designs tested to improve dispersal effectiveness. Among other things, the impact of braces for improved chaff dispersal was examined, as shown in the figure below. The number of “vortex generators” was also varied to minimize the capsule’s drag while maintaining dispersal capacity. Finally, 4 fins were chosen for this function because their increased air resistance required Saab to design the capsule radome as an ideal von Karman curve, which was done. The vortex generators are not shown in the principle diagram above.


Could you post translated screenshots or better yet post it in raw text so we can translate and read that.

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Yes, soon

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Done, there you go

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  • Tornado IDS ASSTA1, Tornado IDS MFG, Tornado GR.1, Tornado IDS WTD61, Tornado IDS (1995), AJ37, AJS37 — BOZ countermeasure pods have received additional chaff.