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Saab AJ 37 Viggen

4,421 Thelegitpilot13  11 days ago
Auto Credit Based on P0TET0Z's Saab Challenge!

My first aircraft with custom landing gear and a cockpit! A beautiful Swedish aircraft with an odd look. This is the Air-to-Ground version, with a 30mm cannon underneath. Would not be possible without the flight testers (listed below) that helped me.

Armament:
2x Guardian SSAAMs
2x Inferno MAGM
2x Boom 25
1x Gun

Grouping:
1 - Ground Steering
2 - Missile Arming
3 - Thrust Reversers (Brake to use)

Backstory:
The Saab 37 Viggen ("Thunderbolt") is a retired Swedish single-seat, single-engine, short-medium range combat aircraft. Development work on the type was initiated at Saab in 1952 and, following the selection of a radical delta wing configuration, the resulting aircraft performed its first flight on 8 February 1967 and entered service in 21 June 1971. It was the first canard design produced in quantity. The Viggen was also the most advanced fighter jet in Europe until the introduction of the Panavia Tornado into operational service in 1981.
(Excerpts taken from Saab 37 Viggen, Wikipedia)

Notes of the Aircraft:
For God’s sake, USE TRIM. This craft can be ungodly unstable without it, but with it it flies like a dream. Also keep track of fuel, as it can go out quite easily.

Thanks to these lovely people for helping me!
{FLIGHT TESTERS}:
DPSAIRCRAFTMANUFACTURING “FRACTURE”
NICKR “NICK”
ASTEROIDBOOK345 “AFTERBURNER”
ARMYGUY1534 “CAP”
SUBXTRIBE “CHIEFTAN”
FREERANGEDLEMON “SOUR SOUL”
CHICHIWERX “CHIMICHANGA”
BELUGASUB “QUACK”
SINACRAFT “SINNER”
FRANZPETERSIEGFRIED “KRAUT”
THEFALKENREICH “FALCON”

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Saab Challenge!
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 32.8ft (10.0m)
  • Length 44.6ft (13.6m)
  • Height 15.2ft (4.6m)
  • Empty Weight 23,590lbs (10,700kg)
  • Loaded Weight 29,618lbs (13,434kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 5.007
  • Wing Loading 73.5lbs/ft2 (358.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 403.0ft2 (37.4m2)
  • Drag Points 7727

Parts

  • Number of Parts 293
  • Control Surfaces 11
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    @Sovjetair I’m glad you enjoy this, as trying to get this thing to fly was not a fun time :\
    But, I’m very glad at how it turned out! After all, this was an experiment of custom landing gear for me.

    yesterday
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    579 Sovjetair

    one of my all time favourites.... just flying this thing in the dark and releasing these boms on a tank feels so good!

    yesterday
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    @SakuraSaku Thanks!

    2 days ago
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    7,879 SakuraSaku

    nice design!

    2 days ago
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    @FreerangedLemon
    @belugasub
    Apparently you guys didn’t get tagged, since I just learned it only sends it to the first 3.

    10 days ago
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    @Trainzo Thanks!

    11 days ago
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    20.1k Trainzo

    Nice job for a great plane .

    11 days ago
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    @Alta2809 I’ll keep it in mind for my next (failing) craft

    11 days ago
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    105 Alta2809

    Lol I know I used it after I did that comment as usually I don’t use trim. I enjoy doing aerobatics. Ooo would I be able to try do testing at some point? I’ve done it 1 time before, so I sort of know how it works@Thelegitpilot13

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    @Alta2809 WHAT DID I TELL YOU?!
    I’m not gonna say I told you so, but I told you so.

    +1 11 days ago
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    105 Alta2809

    Me: Tries to not use trim
    Me 20 seconds later: THATS A LOT OF DAMAGE!@Thelegitpilot13

    +1 11 days ago
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    Quite epic

    11 days ago
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    @Nuclearbomber36 Thanks!

    11 days ago
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    Nice build!

    11 days ago
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    @P0TET0Z Perfekt!

    11 days ago
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    7,323 P0TET0Z

    @Thelegitpilot13 yeah!

    11 days ago
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    5,105 JolyLoly

    @Thelegitpilot13 lol

    11 days ago
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    @JolyLoly close, it’s actually “Bitte!”
    Yes. Germans use the same word for “please” and “you’re welcome.”
    Conclusion: EFFICIENCY 1000

    +1 11 days ago
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    5,105 JolyLoly

    @Thelegitpilot13 Immer Gerne!
    Or
    Vsegda Pozhaluista! (you're welcome)

    +1 11 days ago
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    @JolyLoly Danke, Kamerad!
    Or
    Spacebo, Tovarisch!

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    5,105 JolyLoly

    Great work, Kamerad!

    11 days ago
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    6,083 Bearclaw189

    Mk@Thelegitpilot13

    11 days ago
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    @P0TET0Z Is the part count fine for you?

    11 days ago
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    @Bearclaw189 Thanks! But I have to give a lot of thanks and credit to the flight testers, as their help and guidance helped make this plane at least decent at flying!

    11 days ago
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    6,083 Bearclaw189

    Wow!

    11 days ago
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