PilotPhotog Podcast

JAS 39 Gripen: The Smart Fighter

June 07, 2021 PilotPhotog Season 1 Episode 20
PilotPhotog Podcast
JAS 39 Gripen: The Smart Fighter
Show Notes

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a Mach 2 single engine light multirole fighter which implements fly-by-wire controls and makes use of a relaxed stability design for improved maneuverability.  Notable features include a delta wing with forward canards, and side air intakes.  Manufactured by Saab, a Swedish aerospace company, the Gripen was designed to replace the Draken and Viggen, both successful previous Saab designs.  The Gripen is designed to be easy to maintain, and have quick turnaround times between missions. 

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