Saab JA-37 Viggen

That time Four Swedish JA-37 Viggen pilots protected an SR-71 with an inflight engine failure from 20 Soviet Fighter Jets

That time Four Swedish JA-37 Viggen pilots protected an SR-71 with an inflight engine failure from 20 Soviet Fighter Jets

The SR-71 Blackbird The SR-71, unofficially known as the "Blackbird," is a long-range, advanced, strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the… Read More

3 weeks ago

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

5 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

12 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

3 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

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

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

7 years ago