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
Viggen i Älskar, älskar inte
Viggen i spelfilmen Älskar, älskar inte. Ingen flygfilm egentligen, men
en del fina bilder på Viggen i början av filmen.
Saab Gripen Flight Demonstration - Farnborough Airshow 2012 (Monday)
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen flight demonstration at the 2012 Farnborough
International Airshow (Monday)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gripen
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (English: Griffin) is a lightweight single-engine
multirole fighter manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. It
was designed to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in the Swedish Air
Force (Flygvapnet). The Gripen features delta wings and canards, as well as
relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire technology.
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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.