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Gripen Multirole Fighter Aircraft

Type

Multirole fighter aircraft

Crew

1

Manufacturer

Saab

Maiden Flight

December 1988

Introduced

1997

Numbers Built

213 (as of December 2008)

Wingspan Including Launchers

8.4m

Length Including Pitot Tube

14.1m

Height

4.5m

Wheel Track

2.4m

Wheel Base

5.2m

Wing Area

30.0m²

Take-Off Weight in Basic Fighter Configuration

8.5t

Maximum Take-Off Weight

14t

Empty Weight

5,700kg

Type

Volvo Aero RM12 afterburning turbofan

Number of Engines

One

Dry Thrust

54kN

Thrust After Burner

80.5kN

Maximum Speed

2,470km/h

Combat Radius

800km

Ferry Range

3,200km

Service Ceiling

15,240m

Manufacturer

Saab

Operators

Swedish Air Force, Czech Air Force, Hungarian Air Force and South African Air Force

Contractors / Suppliers

Landing gear unit: BAE Systems
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