Airfix A04043 SAAB JAS 39 A Gripen

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The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (English: Griffin) is a lightweight single-engine multirole fighter manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. It was designed to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet). The Gripen features delta wings and canards, as well as relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire technology.

In 1979, the Swedish government began development studies for an aircraft capable of fighter, attack and reconnaissance missions to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen. A new design from Saab was selected and developed as the JAS 39. Comparatively small relative to similar fighters, the Gripen has eight hardpoints allow it to carry various armaments and equipment, it is also fitted with a single 27 mm Mauser BK-27 cannon. It is powered by the Volvo-Flygmotor RM12 engine, a derivative of GE F404, capable of a top speed of Mach 2.

Beset by early problems with its avionics during flight testing, during which a prototype was lost, the aircraft entered service in 1997. Saab has since cooperated with other aerospace companies in marketing the aircraft internationally, and has achieved moderate success in Central Europe, South Africa and Southeast Asia. More than 264 Gripens have been delivered or ordered as of 2011

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  • Saab JAS 39A Gripen - No.7 Wing Swedish Air Force Satenäs Sweden, 1996.
  • Saab JAS 39A Gripen - Swedish Air Force - Development 2nd Prototype, 1997.


  • AIM-9L


  • Lang; 195 mm.
  • Spanwijdte; 111 mm.

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