Saab Saab-39 - JAS 39 Gripen

Multi-Role Combat Aircraft

Saab JAS 39D Gripen © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a single-engine single- or two-seat multi-role combat jet aircraft produced by the Swedish manufacturer Saab AB.
JAS 39A and JAS 39C are single-seater, JAS 39B and JAS 39D are two-seat versions. JAS 39A and JAS 39C are operated by the Swedish Air Force only. JAS 39B and JAS 39D are NATO-standard-compatible and in service with the Czech Air Force, Hungarian Air Force, South African Air Force, Swedish Air Force and the Royal Thai Air Force.
Crew1 (2)
Propulsion1 Turbofan Engine
Engine ModelVolvo Flygmotor RM12
Engine Power
dry/with Afterburner
53,8 / 80,5 kN12100 / 18100 lbf
Speed2130 km/h1150 kts
  1323 mph
Mmo (max. Mach)Mach 2.0
Service Ceiling19.812 m65.000 ft
Range1.600 km864 NM
994 mi.
Empty Weight6.620 kg14.595 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight12.500 kg27.558 lbs
Wing Span8,40 m27 ft 7 in
Wing Area25,5 m²274 ft²
Length14,10 (14,80) m46 ft 3 in (48 ft 7 in)
Height4,50 m14 ft 9 in
First Flight09.12.1988
Production Statusin production
ICAO CodeSB39
Data for (Version)Saab JAS 39A (JAS 39B) Gripen
VariantsJAS 39A, JAS 39B, JAS 39C, JAS 39D

[Photo-ID: 2749] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Saab JAS39, Czech Air Force, , c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
JAS39
Czech Air Force
 
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 6446] © Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Saab JAS39A Gripen, Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet, 39178, c/n 39178,© Karsten Palt, 2013Saab
JAS39A Gripen
Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet
Reg.: 39178
c/n: 39178
 
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 2798] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Saab JAS39C, Czech Air Force, 9237, c/n 39-237,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
JAS39C
Czech Air Force
Reg.: 9237
c/n: 39-237
 
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 2799] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Saab JAS39C, Czech Air Force, 9237, c/n 39-237,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
JAS39C
Czech Air Force
Reg.: 9237
c/n: 39-237
 
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 3316] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-18
Saab JAS39C, Czech Air Force, 9240, c/n 39-240,© Karsten Palt, 2010Saab
JAS39C
Czech Air Force
Reg.: 9240
c/n: 39-240
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2010 [Gilze-Rijen (EHGR)]
[Photo-ID: 2800] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Saab JAS39C Gripen, Hungarian Air Force, 33, c/n 39-3304,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
JAS39C Gripen
Hungarian Air Force
Reg.: 33
c/n: 39-3304
 
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 2801] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Saab JAS39C Gripen, Hungarian Air Force, 37, c/n 39-3308,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
JAS39C Gripen
Hungarian Air Force
Reg.: 37
c/n: 39-3308
 
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 2802] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Saab JAS39C Gripen, Hungarian Air Force, 37, c/n 39-3308,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
JAS39C Gripen
Hungarian Air Force
Reg.: 37
c/n: 39-3308
 
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 3317] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-18
Saab JAS39C Gripen, Hungarian Air Force, 40, c/n 39-3311,© Karsten Palt, 2010Saab
JAS39C Gripen
Hungarian Air Force
Reg.: 40
c/n: 39-3311
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2010 [Gilze-Rijen (EHGR)]
[Photo-ID: 3419] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-11
Saab JAS39C Gripen, Hungarian Air Force, 41, c/n 39-3312,© Karsten Palt, 2010Saab
JAS39C Gripen
Hungarian Air Force
Reg.: 41
c/n: 39-3312
 
ILA Berlin 2010 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 3420] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-11
Saab JAS39C Gripen, Swedish Air Force, 39229, c/n 39-229,© Karsten Palt, 2010Saab
JAS39C Gripen
Swedish Air Force
Reg.: 39229
c/n: 39-229
 
ILA Berlin 2010 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 3421] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-11
Saab JAS39C Gripen, Swedish Air Force, 39278, c/n 39-278,© Karsten Palt, 2010Saab
JAS39C Gripen
Swedish Air Force
Reg.: 39278
c/n: 39-278
 
ILA Berlin 2010 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 2803] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Saab JAS39D, Czech Air Force, 9820, c/n 39-820,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
JAS39D
Czech Air Force
Reg.: 9820
c/n: 39-820
 
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 3318] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-18
Saab JAS39D, Czech Air Force, 9820, c/n 39-820,© Karsten Palt, 2010Saab
JAS39D
Czech Air Force
Reg.: 9820
c/n: 39-820
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2010 [Gilze-Rijen (EHGR)]
[Photo-ID: 2284] © Karsten Palt 2009-06-05
Saab JAS39D Gripen, Czech Air Force, 9819, c/n 39-819,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
JAS39D Gripen
Czech Air Force
Reg.: 9819
c/n: 39-819
 
Spotterday JG 71 R 2009 [Wittmund-Wittmundhafen (ETNT)]
[Photo-ID: 2285] © Karsten Palt 2009-06-05
Saab JAS39D Gripen, Czech Air Force, 9819, c/n 39-819,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
JAS39D Gripen
Czech Air Force
Reg.: 9819
c/n: 39-819
 
Spotterday JG 71 R 2009 [Wittmund-Wittmundhafen (ETNT)]
[Photo-ID: 3422] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-11
Saab JAS39D Gripen, Hungarian Air Force, 42, c/n 39-3851,© Karsten Palt, 2010Saab
JAS39D Gripen
Hungarian Air Force
Reg.: 42
c/n: 39-3851
 
ILA Berlin 2010 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 285] © Karsten Palt 2007-06-15
Saab JAS39D Gripen, Hungarian Air Force, 43, c/n 39.3852,© Karsten Palt, 2007Saab
JAS39D Gripen
Hungarian Air Force
Reg.: 43
c/n: 39.3852
 
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2007 [Volkel (EHVK / UDE)]
[Photo-ID: 2804] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Saab JAS39D Gripen, Hungarian Air Force, 43, c/n 39-3852,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
JAS39D Gripen
Hungarian Air Force
Reg.: 43
c/n: 39-3852
 
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 3423] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-11
Saab JAS39D Gripen, Swedish Air Force, 39823, c/n 39-823,© Karsten Palt, 2010Saab
JAS39D Gripen
Swedish Air Force
Reg.: 39823
c/n: 39-823
 
ILA Berlin 2010 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]