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Re: Saab Gripen
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2009, 05:29:59 am »
Another one from NaOH this morning-
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Re: Saab Gripen
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2009, 10:50:13 am »
^^^^^^ :wub: :wub:
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Re: Saab Gripen
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2009, 07:16:09 pm »
So, do any of you guys have a good clear shot of Gripen NG belly so the new landing gear fairings are clearly visible, or perhaps, line drawings of the NG showing the belly?

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Re: Saab Gripen
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2009, 01:04:05 am »
So, do any of you guys have a good clear shot of Gripen NG belly so the new landing gear fairings are clearly visible, or perhaps, line drawings of the NG showing the belly?

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I might have something - will try to dig up this week end.

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Re: Saab Gripen
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2009, 01:52:21 am »
I found this on a Russian-language news site.  Landing gear doors are faint, but visible:

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Re: Saab Gripen
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2009, 06:26:53 am »
But that's the original Gripen, not the NG.

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Re: Saab Gripen
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2009, 02:22:24 pm »
Thanks for trying Jschmus.  Look forward to seeing what you might have, Greg.  I've come up with some belly shots of NG but all have too many external stores loaded that block the new wheel fairing lines.  Hope you have a clean shot.

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Re: Saab Gripen
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2009, 12:39:46 pm »
No line drawings I'm afraid, but perhaps these can help:







Also look here:  http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,19758.0/ which shows some arrangements for the landing gear.

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Re: Saab Gripen
« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2009, 09:19:08 pm »
Great stuff, Greg.  2, 3, and 5 are gold!  Just what I've been looking for.  Think that was the last of what I think I need to make a run at an NG (and maybe another one with some DSI inlets).

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Re: Naval Gripen to become a reality? (at last?)
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2010, 12:51:46 pm »
Interesting that they think it's small enough to not need folding wings, like the A-4.
Another WHIFF going real world.
I guess now there's something for the USN to consider if it cancels the F-35, if the rumours turn out to be correct.
Ahhhh, more WHIFF possibilities.


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Re: Naval Gripen to become a reality? (at last?)
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2010, 06:45:58 pm »
Are intakes stealthy?
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Re: Naval Gripen to become a reality? (at last?)
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2010, 07:27:55 pm »
Are intakes stealthy?
Probably not directly, but there are a lot of ways to reduce the radar cross-section the intakes introduce; I can think of at least two very simple ones just off hand.
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Re: Naval Gripen to become a reality? (at last?)
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2010, 07:37:45 pm »
Sea Gripens for India!  :thumbsup:
Sea Gripens for the Fleet Air Arm!  :thumbsup: Which in turn means Gripens also for the RAF!  :party:

Interesting that they think it's small enough to not need folding wings, like the A-4. <...>

That comment got me searching. According to Wikipedia (:rolleyes:), the Gripen has a less than an inch greater wingspan than the Skyhawk.  I knew the Gripen was pretty small, but that surprised me. That's a metre less than a folded Super Hornet and more than two metres less than the Rafale, which also doesn't use a wingfold.
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Re: Naval Gripen to become a reality? (at last?)
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2010, 11:41:43 pm »
ive always been playing with the idea for a navalised gripen, good to see they are actually concidering it.
just one thing bothers me, Sweden has no experience in building carrier based aircraft, since itsself never operated an AC before, so i guess it would be build in cooperation with EADS/Dassault (experiance with Rafale-M).

just one thing, is it going to be a CATOBAR or STOBAR configured aircraft.

off-topic: perhaps Sweden is concidering building an aircraft carrier for themselves  :lol:
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