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Saab Saab-39 - JAS 39 Gripen

Saab JAS 39D Gripen © Karsten Palt
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Saab-39 - JAS 39 Gripen

Multi-Role Combat Aircraft

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.
Crew1 (2)
Propulsion1 Turbofan Engine
Engine ModelVolvo Flygmotor RM12 (General Electric F404-GE-400)
Engine Power
dry/with Afterburner
54 / 80,5 kN12140 / 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 m27,6 ft
Wing Area25,5 m²274 ft²
Length14,10 (14,80) m46,3 (48,6) ft
Height4,50 m14,8 ft
First Flight09.12.1988
Production Statusin production
Data for (Version)Saab JAS 39A (JAS 39B) Gripen
VariantsJAS 39A, JAS 39B, JAS 39C, JAS 39D
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.

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