Saab JAS-39D Gripen Aircraft Data
Photo ID 199096 by Milos Ruza. Czech Republic Air Force Saab JAS 39D Gripen, 9819
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


1 x Volvo Aero Corporation RM12 afterburning turbofan at 18,000 lbf


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.


Length: 46 ft .3 in.
Wing Span: 27 ft. 6 in.
Wing Area: 323 sq.ft
Height: 14 ft. 8 in.
Empty Weight: 14,600 lbs
Max. Weight: 31,000 lbs
Max. Ordnance Load: 12,300 lbs
Max. Payload: 16,400 lbs


Max. Speed: 1,372 mph
Service Ceiling: 50,000 ft.
Normal Range: 432 nm
Max. Range: 2,000 nm


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

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