Saab 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

2 months 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

9 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

In 1985 an SH 37 Viggen in reconnaissance mission performed aerobatic manoeuvres at low altitude to shake off two Soviet Su-15s. One of the Flagons crashed.

Royal Swedish Air Force commander Lt.-Gen. Sven-Olof Olson officially expressed his regret about the incident. However, the Soviet Union did… Read More

3 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

Swedish Viggen pilot tells the story of when he was scrambled to help an SR-71 Mach 3 spy plane that suffered a catastrophic engine failure over the Baltic

‘Throughout the incident, my intention was to try to help fellow pilots who were in trouble,’ Major L-E. Blad, former… Read More

4 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

Saab Test-Flies First Series-Production Gripen E (With Cool Retro Splinter Camo) for Sweden

On Dec. 3, 2019 Saab announced that the company has flown the first series-production Gripen E (code 6002) aircraft for… Read More

4 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

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