Herpa 82MLCZ7209 – 1/72 Scale JAS 39C Gripen Diecast Model
From the Herpa Wings Collection
|Length||19.6 cm||7.70 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||11.7 cm||4.60 in||Approx|
Diecast Model Features Include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Display stand included.
1/72 Scale Saab JAS 39C Gripen – Herpa 82MLCZ7209
Herpa 82MLCZ7209 diecast model replicates in 1/72 scale the Saab JAS 39C Gripen, serial number 9240. Of the 211th Taktcká Letka (Tactical Squadron), Czech Air Force (CZAF). In the colour scheme it wore at the 2016 NATO “Tiger Meet”, held at BA Zaragoza, Spain.
Saab JAS 39 Gripen
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a fourth generation single-seat, single-engine multirole jet fighter, designed to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in service with the Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force). The maiden flight took place on December 9, 1988, entering service on June 9, 1996, with the Flygvapnet. Significantly cheaper than its competitors, the Eurofighter Typhoon and Dassault Rafale, the Gripen has sold to Brazil, Czech Republic, Hungary, South Africa and Thailand. The United Kingdoms Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) uses Swedish Air Force Gripens to train test pilots.
The lightweight Gripen has a delta wing with canards layout and fly-by-wire flight controls. It uses a single Volvo RM12 afterburning turbofan jet engine, developed from the General Electric F404, giving the aircraft a top speed of Mach 2. Armament consists of a single internal mounted Mauser BK 27 27-millimetre cannon (single seat variants only) with eight external hardpoints able to carry up to 5 300 kg (11 700 lb) of ordnance. The -E/F has ten external hardpoints able to carry up to 6,000 kg (13,227 lb). Munitions include; air-to-air missiles (AAMs), anti-ship missiles, air-to-surface missiles, smart and dumb bombs as well as unguided rockets.
- JAS 39A/B*: initial variant.
- JAS 39C/D*: NATO compatible, improved armament and electronics, aerial refuelled capability.
- JAS 39E/F*: more powerful F414G engine, Active Electronically Scanned Array radar (AESA), Infrared Search and Track system, increased fuel capacity and payload, two additional hardpoints, and other improvements. An option of weapon systems officer and associated equipment in the rear seat position of the -F version.
* Two seat variant