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
Saab Viggen With Loads Of "Jelly Air" On Takeoff.
It was great that the Swedish air force historic flight managed to bring
this fantastic looking aircraft to Waddington Airshow 2013. A very unusual
shape to see in the sky, but very distinctive also.
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STOL flying fun on river gravel bars.
Flying for fun! This was a great outdoor adventure with a custom STOL CH
701 airplane and a stock STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit plane, landing
and taking off from a gravel bar somewhere in northern California. The
Zenith STOL CH 750 "sky jeep" is in standard tricycle gear configuration
with stock wheels and tires and a Jabiru 3300 engine, doing what it was
designed to do!
STOL design considerations:
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