Saab JAS-39D Gripen Aircraft Data
Photo ID 130059 by Niels Roman / VORTEX-images. Hungary Air Force Saab JAS 39D Gripen, 43
4.5 generation light, multi-role, fighter-bomber. The JAS-39 'Gripen' is Sweden's latest generation fighter. Replacing the Saab 37 'Viggen' from 1996 on, the Gripen has met more export success, that it's predecessor on the international market. The JAS-39A/B is the original version of the Gripen, tailored to Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet) specifications. The JAS-39C/D is the international version of the Gripen, designed to meet NATO requirements. Later versions of Sweden's Gripen fleet will be upgraded to the C/D standard. The Gripen is a major contender for Brazil's FX2 contract, and India's MRCA competition.
  • Country of Origin: Sweden
  • First Flight: 12/9/88
  • Initial Service Date: 6/9/96
  • No. Built: 175
  • No. In Service: 170 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 9
  • Crew: 1

Power:

1 x Volvo Aero Corporation RM12 afterburning turbofan at 80 kN

Weapons:

The JAS-39C is a swing-role fighter capable of performing both air-to-air missions and air-to-ground mission in a single sortie.
1 x 27mm. BK-27 Mauser canon with 120 rounds.
6 x Rb74 (AIM-9) or Rb98 (IRIS-T) AAM's.
4 x Rb99 (AIM-120) or MICA AAM's.
4 x GBU-12 Paveway II LGB's.
2 x FBS-15 anti-ship missiles.
8 x Mark 82 bombs.
4 x Rb71 (Skyflash) or Meteor AAM's.
4 x Rb75 (AGM-65) AGM's.
2 x Taurus KEPD.350 Stand-off missiles.

Dimensions:

Length: 14.1 m.
Wing Span: 8.4 m.
Wing Area: 30 m²
Height: 4.5 m.
Empty Weight: 5,700 kg.
Max. Weight: 14,000 kg.
Max. Ordnance Load: 5,579 kg.
Max. Payload: 7,439 kg.

Performance:

Max. Speed: 2,470 kph
Service Ceiling: 15,240 m.
Normal Range: 800 km
Max. Range: 3,200 km

Operators:

Czech Republic (16), Hungary (16), South Africa (26 ordered), Sweden (204 ordered), Thailand (6 ordered).

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