Saab JAS 39 Gripen

Saab JAS 39 Gripen

is a lightweight single-engine multirole fighter. JAS 39 Gripen manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in the Swedish Air Force.

Role : Multirole fighter
Manufacturer : Saab AB
First flight : 9 December 1988
Introduction :9 June 1996
Status : Active service
Primary users :

Swedish Air Force

, South African Air Force, Czech Air Force, Hungarian Air Force
Unit cost : US$40–61 million

JAS 39 Gripen Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 (2 for JAS 39D)
  • Payload: 5,300 kg ()
  • Length: 14.1 m (46 ft 3 in), two-seater: 14.8 m (48 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 30.0 m² (323 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 6,800 kg[136] (12,600 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 8,500 kg (18,700 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 14,000 kg (31,000 lb)
  • Powerplant:1 × Volvo Aero RM12 afterburning turbofan
    • Dry thrust: 54 kN (12,100 lbf)
    • Thrust with afterburner: 80.5 kN (18,100 lbf)
  • Wheel track: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2 (2,204 km/h, 1,372 mph) at altitude
  • Combat radius: 800 km (500 mi, 432 nmi)
  • Ferry range: 3,200 km (2,000 mi) with drop tanks
  • Service ceiling: 15,240 m (50,000 ft)
  • Wing loading: 283 kg/m² (58 lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.97

Armament

  • Guns: 1 × 27 mm Mauser BK-27 Revolver cannon with 120 rounds (only available on single-seat A/C model)
  • Hardpoints:8 (three on each wing and two under fuselage)  and provisions to carry combinations of:
    • Rockets: 4× rocket pods 13.5 cm rockets
    • Missiles:
      • 6× Rb.74 (AIM-9) or Rb 98 (IRIS-T)
      • 4× Rb.99 (AIM-120) or MICA
      • 4× Rb.71 (Skyflash) or Meteor
      • 4× Rb.75
      • 2× KEPD.350
      • 2× Rbs.15F anti-ship missile
    • Bombs:
      • 4× GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb
      • 2× Bk.90 cluster bomb
      • 8× Mark 82 bombs
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