Saab 37 Viggen

Saab 37 Viggen

was a Swedish single-seat, single-engine, short-medium range fighter and attack aircraft which was manufactured between 1970 and 1990 by Saab.

Saab 37 Viggen Specification :

Role : Attack, Fighter, Reconnaissance
Manufacturer : Saab
First flight : 8 February 1967
Introduction : 21 June 1971
Retired : 25 November 2005
Status : Retired
Primary user : Swedish Air Force
Produced : 1970–1990
Number built : 329

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 16.4 m (53 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.6 m (34 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 5.9 m (19 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 46 m² (500 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 9,500 kg (21,000 lb)
  • Loaded weight: AJ 16,000 kg; JA 17,000kg (AJ 35,273 lb; JA 37,478 lb
  • Max takeoff weight: 20,000 kg (44,000 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Volvo RM8B afterburning turbofan, 72.1 kN / 125.0 kN afterburning (16,200 lbf dry, 28,110 lbf afterburning)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.1, 2,231 km/h (1,386 mph) at 11,000 m (1,386 mph at 36,100 ft (11,003 m))
  • Range: 2,000 km internal fuel only (1242 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 18,000 m (59,100 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 203 m/s (12,200 m/min) (40,026 ft/min)

Armament

  • 1x 30 mm Oerlikon KCA cannon with 150 rounds
  • Six missile stations for two RB71 Skyflash (only JA37), four AIM-120 AMRAAM (JA 37D), or six AIM-9 Sidewinder or four 135 mm (5.4 in) rocket pods.
  • U95 ECM pod (JA 37D)
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