Saab Saab-37 Viggen

Multi-Role Combat Aircraft

Saab AJSH37 Viggen, ex Swedish AF,  37901, c/n 37-901, Aviodrome © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Saab 37 Viggen is a single-engine single-seat supersonic multi-role combat jet aircraft produced by the Swedish manufacturer Saab AB. The Viggen was used as an interceptor (JA 37), ground-attack and fighter aircraft (AJ 37), photo-reconnaissance aircraft (SF 37) and maritime reconnaissance aircraft (SH 37).
The trainer variant was designated SK 37 and the later electronic warfare trainer SK 37E. The Swedish Air Force was the sole operator of the Saab 37.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbofan Engine
Engine ModelVolvo Flygmotor RM8B
Engine Power
dry/with Afterburner
72,1 / 115,7 kN16200 / 26000 lbf
Speed2200 km/h1188 kts
  1367 mph
Mmo (max. Mach)Mach 2.0
Service Ceiling18.000 m59.055 ft
Range1.000 km540 NM
621 mi.
Empty Weight9.000 kg19.842 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight20.000 kg44.092 lbs
Wing Span10,60 m34 ft 9 in
Wing Area52,2 m562 ft
Length16,40 m53 ft 10 in
Height5,90 m19 ft 4 in
First Flight08.02.1967
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1970-1990
Total Production329
ICAO CodeSB37
Data for (Version)Saab-37
VariantsAJ 37 / AJS 37, SK 37 / SK 37E, SF 37 / AJSF 37, SH 37 / AJSH 37, JA 37 / JA 37C / JA 37D

[Photo-ID: 10734] Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Saab AJS37 Viggen, Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet, 37074, c/n 37-074, Karsten Palt, 2014Saab
AJS37 Viggen
Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet
Reg.: 37074
c/n: 37-074
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 10735] Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Saab AJS37 Viggen, Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet, 37074, c/n 37-074, Karsten Palt, 2014Saab
AJS37 Viggen
Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet
Reg.: 37074
c/n: 37-074
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 11670] Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Saab AJSF37 Viggen, Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet, 37954, c/n 37954, Karsten Palt, 2015Saab
AJSF37 Viggen
Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet
Reg.: 37954
c/n: 37954
 
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 10564] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Saab AJSF37 Viggen, Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet, 37957, c/n 37957, Karsten Palt, 2014Saab
AJSF37 Viggen
Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet
Reg.: 37957
c/n: 37957
 
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 10565] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Saab AJSF37 Viggen, Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet, 37957, c/n 37957, Karsten Palt, 2014Saab
AJSF37 Viggen
Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet
Reg.: 37957
c/n: 37957
 
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 1424] Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Saab AJSF37 Viggen, Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet, 37974, c/n 37-974, Karsten Palt, 2008Saab
AJSF37 Viggen
Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet
Reg.: 37974
c/n: 37-974
 
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 954] Karsten Palt 2008-06-21
Saab AJSH37 Viggen, Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet, 37901, c/n 37-901, Karsten Palt, 2008Saab
AJSH37 Viggen
Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet
Reg.: 37901
c/n: 37-901
 
Nationaal Luchtvaart-Themapark Aviodrome [Lelystad (EHLE / LEY)]
[Photo-ID: 955] Karsten Palt 2008-06-21
Saab AJSH37 Viggen, Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet, 37901, c/n 37-901, Karsten Palt, 2008Saab
AJSH37 Viggen
Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet
Reg.: 37901
c/n: 37-901
 
Nationaal Luchtvaart-Themapark Aviodrome [Lelystad (EHLE / LEY)]
[Photo-ID: 6898] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Saab AJSH37 Viggen, Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet, 37918, c/n 37-918, Karsten Palt, 2013Saab
AJSH37 Viggen
Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet
Reg.: 37918
c/n: 37-918
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 6899] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Saab AJSH37 Viggen, Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet, 37918, c/n 37-918, Karsten Palt, 2013Saab
AJSH37 Viggen
Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet
Reg.: 37918
c/n: 37-918
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]