Saab Gripen JAS 39 Jet Fighter Plane
The Saab Gripen JAS 39 is a jet fighter designed to operate from runways as short as 800m to meet Sweden's war defence strategy of utilising it's roads as emergency fighter runways. The Saab Gripen JAS 39 jet fighter is primarily operated by the Swedish Air Force but is also in service with the air-forces of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and South Africa. It is of note that the UK's Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) is also using the aircraft as a jet trainer based at at MoD Boscombe Down in Wiltshire, England.
|Saab Gripen JAS 39 Specifications: |
- Crew: Pilot only or pilot and trainee/observer in two seater versions
- Length: 14.1 m (46 ft 3 in)
- Wingspan: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
- Height: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
- Empty weight: 6,620 kg (14,600 lb)
- Max takeoff weight: 14,000 kg (31,000 lb)
- Engine: Single 80kN (18,100 lbf) Volvo Aero RM12 (GE F404) afterburning turbofan
- Maximum speed: Mach 2
- Range: Combat radius 800 km, (500 mi), (430 NM)
- Service ceiling: 15,000 m (50,000 ft)
|Saab Gripen JAS 39 Armament: |
- Single 27 mm Mauser BK-27 cannon
- 6 × Rb 74 or Rb 98's
- 4 × Rb 99, Rb 71, MICA or Meteor's
- 4 x Rb 75's
- 2 x KEPD 350's
- 4 x laser-guided bombs
- 4 x CRV7 rocket pods
- 2 x Rb 15F anti-ship missiles
- 2 x Bk 90 cluster bombs
Saab JAS-39A Gripen
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