VIGGEN, VULCAN & TUNNAN ARRIVE AT WADDINGTON AIRSHOW 2013 (airshowvision)
Here are the 2 stars of the Waddington International Airshow 2013, the Avro
Vulcan XH558, and the Saab Viggen from the Swedish Heritage Flight, along
with the Tunnan.
Despite a last minute scare, all 3 members of the Swedish Heritage Flight
flew both days of the show along with XH558.
There will be more action from the Swedish Heritage Flight on Airshowvision
soon, along with more from Waddington 2013.
In the meantime for more extensive action from Waddington 2013, click:
SAAB Gripen STOL Capabilities
The Saab JAS 39 "Gripen" (Griffin or "Gryphon") is a fighter aircraft
manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. Gripen International
acts as a prime contracting organisation and is responsible for marketing,
selling and supporting the Gripen fighter around the world.
The aircraft is in service with the Swedish Air Force, the Czech Republic
Air Force and the Hungarian Air Force, and has been ordered by the South
African Air Force.
Length: 14.1 m (46 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
Height: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 25.54 m (274.9 ft)
Empty weight: 6,620 kg (14,600 lb)
Loaded weight: 8,720 kg (19,200 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 14,000 kg (31,000 lb)
Powerplant: 1× Volvo Aero RM12 (GE F404) afterburning turbofan, 54 kN dry, 80 kN with afterburner
(12,000 lbf / 18,100 lbf)
Wheel track: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
Maximum speed: Mach 2
Range: Combat radius 800 km, (500 mi), (430 NM). ()
Service ceiling: 15,000 m (50,000 ft)
Rate of climb: m/s (ft/min)
Wing loading: 341 kg/m² (70,3 lb/ft²)
1 × 27 mm Mauser BK-27 cannon
6 × Rb 74 or Rb 98
4 × Rb 99, Rb 71, MICA or Meteor
4 x Rb 75
2 x KEPD 350
4 x laser-guided bomb
4 x CRV7 rocket pod
2 x Rb 15F anti-ship missile
2 x Bk 90 cluster bomb
C-130 YMC-130H Lockheed Hercules flight test accident crash
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Top secret Iran hostage rescue mission aircraft
YMC-130H were three modified Lockheed Hercules Aircraft for Top Secret
"Operation Credible Sport", for second Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt.
One of the measures considered for a second hostage rescue attempt in Iran
was a project to develop a "Super STOL" aircraft, to be flown by Combat
Talon crews, that would use a soccer stadium near the US Embassy as an
improvised landing field. Called Credible Sport, the project acquired three
C-130H transports from an airlift unit in late August 1980, one as a test
bed and two for the mission, and modified them on an accelerated basis.
Designated as the XFC-130H, the aircraft were modified by the installation
of 30 rockets in five sets: eight firing forward to stop the aircraft,
eight downward to brake its descent rate, eight rearward for takeoff
assist, four mounted on the wings to stabilize them during takeoff
transition, and two at the rear of the tail to prevent it from striking the
ground because of over-rotation. Other STOL features included a dorsal and
two ventral fins on the rear fuselage, double-slotted flaps and extended
ailerons, a new radome, a tailhook for landing aboard an aircraft carrier,
and Combat Talon avionics, including a TF/TA radar, a defensive
countermeasures suite, and a Doppler radar/GPS tie-in to the aircraft's
inertial navigation system.
Of the three aircraft, only one received full modification. The program
abruptly ended when it crashed during testing on October 29, 1980, and
international events soon after rendered another rescue attempt moot.
SAAB 37 Viggen Luchtmachtdagen Volkel 2013
Displaying in some moody skies - the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight's
SAAB 37 Viggen.
The display was part of the Royal Netherlands Air Force 100th anniversary
of military flying at Volkel Air Force Base, June 14 2013.
A rare Saab Draken (N35350) at the Reno Air Races in 2003. Unfortunately
the aircraft spent most of this flight away from the airport on a photo
run. This video does include a nice engine start and finishes with a chute
landing. The aircraft is powered by a Volvo Flygmotor RM 6C built under
license from Rolls-Royce (Avon 300).
02:22 Engine Start
04:08 Take Off
05:25 Landing with drag chute
AJ 37 Viggen - Show Must Go On
A video dedicated to the AJ 37 Viggen and other variants, recorded by the
10th swedish fighter wing, when they abandoned the JA 37 Viggen in favor of
the new JAS 39 Gripen. The band playing the song by Queen, "The Show Must
Go On", is a cover band consisting of fighter pilots of the 10th fighter
wings Viggen squadron.
EAA's Coverage of the 2010 Valdez STOL Competition
EAA Multimedia Journalist Brady Lane assembled this collection of
highlights from his recent trip to Valdez, AK for their annual fly-in and
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