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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2010, 03:31:54 am »
Would have been interesting if the Viggen had beaten the F16 & F1 Mirage for the Danish, Norwegian,Belgian and Dutch F104 replacement could have produced some interesting variations and colour schemes. Would also have been nice to see it in Austrian markings as well

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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #61 on: January 29, 2010, 01:59:29 am »
Would have been interesting if the Viggen had beaten the F16 & F1 Mirage for the Danish, Norwegian,Belgian and Dutch F104 replacement could have produced some interesting variations and colour schemes. Would also have been nice to see it in Austrian markings as well

What, like these?





and just for good measure, this:



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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #62 on: January 29, 2010, 02:40:18 am »
A different sort of two seat Viggen:



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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #63 on: January 29, 2010, 03:26:47 am »
Nice one GTX: that stretched twin-stick Viggen's certainly prettier than the real one, and would carry more fuel too. It would probably need more fin area too though: how about a MiG-23-style folding ventral fin?
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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #64 on: January 29, 2010, 05:25:03 am »
That's the big issue I have with the Viggen and Draken  - they're a bit too short and fat in profile. That does make it look much better. For additional fin area, what about a Phantom fin? That would look pretty good.
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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #65 on: January 29, 2010, 06:25:06 am »
OR increase the fin chord by moving the trailing edge backwards, so that the new rudder hinge line is about where it's trailing edge is now.

Re the profile, yes the Viggen's short and fat, but on the other hand, I think that gives it a very pugnacious look. Honda used to describe some of their bike fuel tanks as having a "clenched fist" profile and to me, the Viggen's muscular lumps and bumps have something of the same quality.
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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #66 on: January 29, 2010, 07:10:04 am »
The Airfix Viggen might be a good place to start for a more streamlined Viggen, it was based on the prototype & has no hump in the spine.

Have a look at the 'Super Viggen' I posted on page 1, that's a touch more sleek too.
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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #67 on: May 22, 2010, 09:10:50 pm »
Folks,

Is the Airfix (ESCI) Saab JA-37 Viggen the only game in town when it comes to 1/48?

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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #68 on: May 22, 2010, 09:24:21 pm »
'fraid it is.

What wouldn't I give for an accurate Viggen done by Hasegawa or the likes (and subsequent scale-downs to 1/72, of course)? :rolleyes:
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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #69 on: May 23, 2010, 11:33:07 am »
Well, Hasegawa did the Draken recently, so there is a possibility. Expensive though...
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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #70 on: October 16, 2010, 10:36:09 pm »
Found some interesting pics! Viggen with AMRAAMs!  :wacko:

Never knew they flew with these. Always thought they'd wait for the Gripen to introduce AMRAAM and keep the Viggens equipped with Sky Flash until phase-out.





http://www.defence.co.kr/weaponbook/weapon/viggen/ja376.jpg
http://www.defence.co.kr/weaponbook/weapon/viggen/ja379.jpg
http://www.defence.co.kr/weaponbook/imgsrc13/ja378.htm
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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #71 on: October 17, 2010, 05:36:27 am »
Yeah that was the last upgrade: JAS-37. :thumbsup:

Note that whatever's in that ECM pod is apparently more important than a fourth AMRAAM.... :wacko:
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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #72 on: October 18, 2010, 12:09:15 pm »
Hey famvburg:  This one?  :wub:

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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #73 on: October 19, 2010, 06:17:11 am »

      Hmm. I may have remembered wrong, seeing that this box is for the short lived "Adventures of" line, between the regular GI Joe & AT. I think they used that same box art for the AT Fantastic Free Fall tho. I wonder if that box art is why the Viggen's stuck in my mind all these years...... 



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Re: Saab Viggen
« Reply #74 on: November 12, 2010, 05:36:56 pm »
Love what the Swiss Viggen would have looked like.  How about an Israeli or Singapore profile? 

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