Saab Viggen AJ-37 Jet Fighter Plane
329 Saab Viggens were built between 1970 and 1990 as an attack and reconnaissance fighter for the Swedish Air Force. The Saab Viggen entered service with the Swedish Air Force in June 1971 and partially replaced the Saab 35 Draken fighter in the reconnaissance role in 1975. The Saab Viggen remained in service with the Swedish Air Force until November 2005 being replaced by the advanced Saab 39 Gripen. It is of note that several Saab Viggens were retained until mid 2007 for electronic warfare training.
The picture above depicts a Saab Viggen AJ-37 now on display in the Newark Air Museum
Saab AJ-37 Viggen Armament:
- Single 150 round 30 mm Oerlikon KCA cannon
- Six missile stations for RB71 Skyflash, AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-9 Sidewinder or 135 mm (5.4 in) rocket pods.
- U95 ECM pod
Saab AJ-37 Viggen Specifications:
- Crew: Pilot only
- Length: 16.4 m (53 ft 9 in)
- Wingspan: 10.6 m (34 ft 9 in)
- Height: 5.9 m (19 ft 4 in)
- Empty weight: 9,500 kg (21,000 lb)
- Maximum takeoff weight: 20,000 kg (44,000 lb)
- Engine: Single (28,110 lbf) Volvo RM8B afterburning turbofan
- Maximum speed: Mach 2.1, 2,231 km/h (1,386 mph) at 11,003 m (36,100 ft)
- Maximum Range: 2,000 km internal fuel only (1242 mi)
- Service ceiling: 18,000 m (59,100 ft)
Saab Viggen jet fighter
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