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SAAB Gripen

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Name Gripen
Manufacturer SAAB
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Delta wing (canard front wing)
Tail Canard front wings
WTC Medium
Type code L1J
Engine Jet
Engine count Single
Position In fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

SAAB 39 Gripen
SAAB Gripen
SAAB JAS39 Gripen

SAAB Gripen

SAAB Gripen SAAB Gripen 3D


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 8 m26.247 ft <br />
Length 14.1 m46.26 ft <br />
Height 4.5 m14.764 ft <br />
Powerplant 1 x 80,5 kN Volvo Flygmotor RM12 (F404-GE-400) afterburning turbofan.
Engine model Volvo RM12

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) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 1147 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 800 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 2.02 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 800 m
MTOW 1400014,000 kg <br />14 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL630 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC M Range 432432 nm <br />800,064 m <br />800.064 km <br />2,624,881.892 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving SB39

None on SKYbrary