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Saab AJ 37 Viggen

9,908 Thelegitpilot13  4 months ago
Auto Credit Based on P0TET0Z's Saab Challenge! (CLOSED)

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! (CLOSED)
  • 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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    624 Sovjetair

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

    Pinned 4 months ago
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    267 Alta2809

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

    Pinned 4 months ago
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    Where’s my nickname? @Thelegitpilot13

    2 months ago
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    19.7k Mustang51

    This is really fantastic. What a lovely build of a lovely aircraft

    +1 2 months ago
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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.

    4 months ago
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    @SakuraSaku Thanks!

    4 months ago
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    8,106 SakuraSaku

    nice design!

    4 months 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.

    4 months ago
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    @Trainzo Thanks!

    4 months ago
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    26.0k Trainzo

    Nice job for a great plane .

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

    4 months ago
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    267 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

    +1 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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    Quite epic

    4 months ago
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    @Nuclearbomber36 Thanks!

    4 months ago
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    Nice build!

    4 months ago
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    @P0TET0Z Perfekt!

    4 months ago
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    8,843 P0TET0Z

    @Thelegitpilot13 yeah!

    4 months ago
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    11.6k JolyLoly

    @Thelegitpilot13 lol

    4 months 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 4 months ago
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    11.6k JolyLoly

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

    +1 4 months ago
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    @JolyLoly Danke, Kamerad!
    Or
    Spacebo, Tovarisch!

    +1 4 months ago
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    11.6k JolyLoly

    Great work, Kamerad!

    4 months ago
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    6,523 Bearclaw189

    Mk@Thelegitpilot13

    4 months ago
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    @P0TET0Z Is the part count fine for you?

    4 months ago
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