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
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:
Short Take-Off and Landing Competition at the Zenith Open Hangar Day Fly-In 2014
Here's a summary of our first ever STOL (short takeoff and landing)
competition at the 2014 Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Day and Fly-In on
September 19 & 20, 2014 at the Zenith factory.
Winning performance by Jan Eggenfellner flying a Zenith STOL CH 750 powered
by a Viking 110 engine. His take off measured 109 feet, and his precision
landing measured 110 feet for a combined winning score of 219 feet.
The EAA staff-built STOL CH 750 plane (powered by an O-200 and piloted by
Tracy Buttles was airborne in 121 feet, and Roger Dubbert's take-off roll
measured 116-feet in his STOL CH 701 (powered by a Rotax 912 ULS).
This was our first short take-off and short landing (precision) competition
and demonstration, held on Friday afternoon. What fun we all had! This was
a very informal "competition" to encourage all Zenith owners to
participate! This event was sponsored and coordinated by American Light
Video of the Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Day and Fly-In:
More photos of the Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Day and Fly-In:
Zenith Aircraft Company: http://www.zenithair.com
(Photos and video footage from Dayton Shephard, Notley Hawkins, Charlie
Becker, Zenith Aircraft, and others. Thanks!)
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:
Viggen-kollision (English subtitles)
Ljudupptagning från två Viggenplan som kolliderar. Händelsen inträffade
Oktober 1996. Flygplanen kom från Jämtlands flygflottilj F4.
A fighter pilot tells of when he collided with another fighter. The
subtitles are done with Google translate so it's not the best.
It happened in October 1996 Sweden.
The aircraft is Saab 37 Viggen. The moving pictures are not from the date
when the plan crashed.