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. . .BY SAAB! (airshowvision)
Here is one of the most awesome warplanes of the Cold War - the SAAB Viggen
fighter and attack jet of the Swedish Air Force - this one the sole
remaining airworthy example from the Swedish Historic Flight.
Sweden was neutral in the Cold War but was in a vunerable position in the
World and as such developed a huge air force to defend itself from both the
Russians and the Americans as a precaution.
This display is from the Waddington Airshow in Lincolnshire, England in
July 2014, and was very much one of the highlights of the day.
Sweden Unveils its New Fighter Jet Saab Gripen C Improved Version
Gripen is the first of the new generation, multi-role fighter aircraft to
enter operational service. Saab Press Centre
Using the latest technology it is capable of performing an extensive range
of air-to-air, air-to-surface and reconnaissance missions employing the
Gripen is designed to meet the demands of existing and future threats,
while simultaneously meeting strict requirements for flight safety,
reliability, training efficiency and low operating costs.
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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.
Draken Danger Zone
A video showing SAAB 35 Draken set to the tune of Kenny Loggins' Danger
Zone from Top Gun.
Original video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh97ixM1fv8
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.
Saab JA 37 Viggen in Italy
Excerpts from the first (and the only) display of a Viggen fighter in
Italy: Pratica di Mare(Rome), 1998
LEGO Technic SAAB JA-37 Viggen
SAAB JA-37 Jaktviggen
1x Rechargeable battery
1x PF M Motor
2x PF Extension wire
2x PF Lights
1x Red Lightbrick
40x Panel fairing
4x Competition cannon
Retractable landing gear by means of 3 mini Linear Actuators
Foldable vertical stabilizer by means of 1 mini Linear Actuator
Retractable air brakes at the bottom of the fuselage
Pilot's ejection seat
Gearbox changing between 4 motorised functions
Mechanism for detaching of the fuel tank
Opening side doors with ram air turbine
Working propeller of the turbine
Opening side doors revealing weapon control panel
Pendulous wheels on the main landing gears
Landing light at the front
Red light at the top of the fuselage
Green and red lights on the edges of the wings
Red light in the nozzle
Climbing ladder for pilot
Radar antenna in the nose cone
Detailed cockpit with joystick
Detailed nozzle of the engine
Green training version of the rockets
Lights on the sides of air intakes for night flying in formation
The Technic fig can fit to the cockpit if the seat is not here