JA-37 Viggen

Video features former Viggen pilot explaining how JA-37 fighter jocks could achieve radar lock on SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy planes

Video features former Viggen pilot explaining how JA-37 fighter jocks could achieve radar lock on SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy planes

JA-37 Viggen fighter jocks achieving radar lock on SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy planes The interesting video in this post… Read More

3 days ago

The story of the Su-15 that crashed after it tried to follow a SH 37 Viggen reconnaissance aircraft performing aerobatic manoeuvres at low altitude to shake off the Flagon

The Su-15 Flagon In the late 1950s, the Sukhoi Design Bureau, already an established fighter maker, started work on a… Read More

7 months ago

Swedish Air Force member tells the story of when a JA-37 Viggen did a fly-by at an altitude of two meters and injured eight people on the ground

The JA-37 Viggen threw people to the ground with the down-wash, and scorched them with the jet blast of the… Read More

1 year ago

JA-37 Viggen pilot explains how he was able to carry out the first successful Swedish Air Force intercept of an SR-71 Mach 3 Spy Plane over the Baltic

‘I simulated missile launches – the closing velocity was very high, between Mach 4.5 and 5.0; the SR-71 was flying… Read More

2 years ago

Thanks to its unique thrust reverser the Saab 37 Viggen could land, come to a full stop, perform a Y-turn on the runway and take off in the opposite direction

To keep the Saab 37 Viggen landing distance short Saab developed a thrust-reverser integrated with the rear fuselage, still the… Read More

3 years ago

That time a JA-37 Viggen performed a fly-by at an altitude of two meters and injured eight people on the ground

On Jun. 20, 2002 a Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force) Saab JA-37 was involved in an unusual accident. On Jun. 20,… Read More

4 years ago

Short Movie shows Swedish JA-37 Viggen Fighter Jet Achieving Radar Lock On SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane

The SR-71’s awesome performance capabilities provided a unique opportunity for Swedish fighter controllers and JA-37 fighter pilots to evaluate various… Read More

4 years ago

Watch the iconic SK 37E Viggen Landing, Reversing, and Taking Off in the Opposite Direction while Performing at Zigermeet 2019 Airshow

What makes this clip unique is that at 06:31 the SK 37E lands, reverses, and takes off in the opposite direction.… Read More

5 years ago

Video features former Viggen driver explaining how JA-37 pilots were able to achieve radar lock on SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy planes

Swedish JA-37 fighter pilots were able to successfully acquire radar lock on SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy planes by means… Read More

5 years ago

How the defection of Viktor Belenko inspired Clint Eastwood’s Firefox

Belenko’s defection was mentioned in the novel Firefox by Craig Thomas, on which Clint Eastwood’s movie is based. On Sep.… Read More

5 years ago

That time Four Swedish Viggen pilots protected an SR-71 that had an inflight engine failure

On Jun. 29, 1987, during a “Baltic Express” reconnaissance mission, an SR-71 piloted by retired Lt. Cols. Duane Noll and… Read More

5 years ago

HOW F-14 AND F-15 FIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO ACHIEVE (SIMULATED) KILLS AGAINST THE SR-71 MACH 3 SPY PLANE

F-14 and F-15 fighters were able to achieve simulated SR-71 kills, but only under certain conditions During its 24 years… Read More

6 years ago

VIGGEN Vs BLACKBIRD: HOW SWEDISH AIR FORCE JA-37 FIGHTER PILOTS WERE ABLE TO ACHIEVE RADAR LOCK ON THE LEGENDARY SR-71 MACH 3 SPY PLANE

"In total I have five hot intercepts against the SR-71 to my credit. All can be described as successful," Per-Olof… Read More

6 years ago