SB39

SAAB Gripen

Aircraft
Name
Gripen
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Delta wing (canard front wing)
Tail
Canard front wings
WTC
M
APC
B
Type Code
L1J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Single
Position
In fuselage
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
SAAB 39 Gripen
SAAB Gripen
SAAB JAS39 Gripen

SB39

Light weight multi-role fighter. In service since 1996. SAABs sixth fighter development for Royal Swedish Air Force to replace the Viggen. Two seat version SK 39B (first flight 22. Nov. 1996). First export customer is South Africa.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
8.00 m
Length (metric)
14.10 m
Height (metric)
4.50 m
Powerplant

1 x 80,5 kN Volvo Flygmotor RM12 (F404-GE-400) afterburning turbofan.

Engine Model(s)
Volvo RM12
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
800 m
MTOW
14000 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
1147 kts
MACH
2.02
Ceiling
630
Range
432 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
800 m

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