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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2007, 10:33:19 pm »
I remember many years ago borrowing a library book about the Viggen (can't for the life of me recall the publisher) but there was a photo of a  model of a JASDF Viggen in there that looked pretty sharp. It was all over gloss grey like ADC types.

If I recall correctly, that book said that Japan was intended to be Saab's launch customer for an export Viggen until the embargo was put on its engine.

Don't know what truth there might have been to that, but the hinomarus certainly fit the Viggen nicely.

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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2007, 02:13:19 pm »
This version modifed with a built in laser range finder /designator in the nose instead of the photo recon gear would fill the role that the Jaguar does and would probably have been used had the Jag not gotten off the ground.


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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2007, 02:21:58 pm »
That is the SH-37 maritime reconnaissance strike  

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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2007, 02:46:37 pm »
You are right, sorry

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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2007, 03:37:39 pm »
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I remember many years ago borrowing a library book about the Viggen (can't for the life of me recall the publisher) but there was a photo of a  model of a JASDF Viggen in there that looked pretty sharp. It was all over gloss grey like ADC types.

I've seen that photo - I think that it was in Robert Dorr's book in Ian Allan's "Modern Combat Aircraft" series. I can't remember exactly why it didn't happen but the Japanese sale was a serious proposal, and the Viggen did look smart in Japanese markings.

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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2007, 10:16:55 am »
Just remembered.... I built one a couple of years ago..... Viggen GR2, 41 Sqn RAF in wraparound camo..... Dunno where the thread is..... hang on......ahh here it is !

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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2007, 01:07:39 pm »
Had the USAF gotten Viggens, we'd have had to check the road for jet traffic before proceeding.  :o    E. Montana was/is a low-level training area and has a population quite amenable to those circumstances.

Can just see this conversation at Randy's Restaurant in Plentywood, circa 1982:

Farmer Bob: "Hey Joe, I got Steved again today!"  :thumbsup:
Farmer Joe: "Y'did?"  :D
Farmer Bob: "Yep.  He'd landed his plane again on d'road an' blew over her flower pots.    This time he didn't stop for coffee.  D'ey must be pretty busy t'day."  ^_^
Farmer Joe:  "Ja.    (with pride) Us Scandahovian types build a pretty good rig."
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Note: Steve Brekke grew up in NE Montana and then trained in his F-106 right over his own dad's farm and would routinely buzz tractors in the field.  It was known as "getting Steved."


A Viggen in New Blue or Grape Aggressor markings would be cool too.
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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2007, 02:45:20 pm »
i red somewhere that Viggen had previsions for two additionnal underwinged pylons.
Someone knows if it's true? If it is, where are they?

I'm asking thatbecause I'm planing to do a SEAD variant of the plane, and having two additional pylons could be very usefull, so I want to place them in the most realistic place!
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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2007, 09:14:24 pm »
PD, stores pylons for the Vigger are as follows:

Centreline - Drop Tank
Flanks
Inner Wing
Outer Wing

Whilst I haven't got the capacities handy, the outers were for either AAMs in the Sidewinder class or FFAR pods, inners had a much higher rating as evidenced by the RB 04.

When you look at the planform of the Viggen that's pretty much as maxed out as it will get, given the U/C location.

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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2007, 01:35:52 am »
Well, speaking of Viggens, how's this for a cool picture:



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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2007, 01:16:31 pm »
Greg, can I assume the stores are those Mjolnir (?) dispenser jobbies??

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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2007, 12:00:33 am »
Yes, they are DWS-39 "Mjölner" gliding stand off submunition dispensers.




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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2007, 11:56:18 am »
Man what a gorgeous picture!

I think a Viggen from that angle had to be one  of the most intimidating and predatory looking jet fighters about.

It just had that "Go ahead and mess with me, I need the entertainment." look about it. It simply didn't look like anything you  could win against.

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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2007, 01:31:58 pm »
That pic sums up the essence of the Cold War for me, tooled up jet in Northen Europe, cold & wet conditions.  It's what I always thought it'd be like if the Cold War had warmed up a bit.
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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2007, 12:17:03 pm »
Thank you mossie for this pic, it now figure in my computer  screen (can't remember the english word, is it desktop ?)
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