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Saab JAS-39A Gripen

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The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab AB. The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire flight controls. Various versions have been built, grouped as A-, C- and E-series.

The Gripen is a multirole fighter aircraft, intended as a light-weight and agile aerial platform with advanced, highly adaptable avionics. It has canard control surfaces that contribute a positive lift force at all speeds, while the generous lift from the delta wing compensates for the rear stabiliser producing negative lift at high speeds, increasing induced drag. Being intentionally unstable and employing digital fly-by-wire flight controls to maintain stability removes many flight restrictions, improves manoeuvrability, and reduces drag. The Gripen also has good short takeoff performance, being able to maintain a high sink rate and strengthened to withstand the stresses of short landings. A pair of air brakes are located on the sides of the rear fuselage; the canards also angle downward to act as air brakes and decrease landing distance. It is capable of flying at a 70–80 degrees angle of attack.

Controls:
Trim: adjust trim, thats all

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 18.8ft (5.7m)
  • Length 31.3ft (9.5m)
  • Height 9.4ft (2.9m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 12,943lbs (5,870kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.604
  • Wing Loading 60.8lbs/ft2 (296.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 212.9ft2 (19.8m2)
  • Drag Points 1677

Parts

  • Number of Parts 168
  • Control Surfaces 8