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SAAB Viggen

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Name Viggen
Manufacturer SAAB
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Delta wing (canard front wing)
Tail No tail plane
WTC Medium
Type code L1J
Engine Jet
Engine count Single
Position In fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

SAAB Viggen
SAAB Sk37 Viggen
SAAB JA37 Viggen
SAAB 37 Viggen
SAAB AJ37 Viggen
SAAB AJS37 Viggen
SAAB SH37 Viggen
SAAB SF37 Viggen

SAAB Viggen

SAAB Viggen SAAB Viggen 3D


Multi-role fighter. In service since 1971. Exists in versions for intercept, attack and reconnaissance and two-seater as ECM trainer. Only used by Royal Swedish Air Force, specially designed for short landings. Max speed: Mach 2.1

Technical Data

Wing span 10.6 m34.777 ft <br />
Length 16.4 m53.806 ft <br />
Height 5.9 m19.357 ft <br />
Powerplant 1 x 78.1 kN Volvo Flygmotor RM 8B afterburning turbofan.
Engine model Volvo RM8

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) 145 kts IAS 300 kts IAS 250 kts IAS 250 kts MACH 0.8 TAS 480 kts MACH 0.85 IAS 350 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 120 kts
Distance 400 m ROC 40000 ft/min ROC 25000 ft/min ROC 20000 ft/min ROC 20000 ft/min MACH 0.86 ROD 10000 ft/min ROD 10000 ft/min MCS kts Distance 300 m
MTOW 2000020,000 kg <br />20 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL590 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC M Range 10001,000 nm <br />1,852,000 m <br />1,852 km <br />6,076,115.49 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving SB37

None on SKYbrary