South African Gripen

I was just wondering what line in the British tech tree the South African Gripen would be put in. Just asking so I can grind for it in time for the update.


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General characteristics

Crew: 1 JAS 39C / 2 JAS 39D
Length: 14.9 m (48 ft 11 in) JAS 39C
15.6 m (51 ft) JAS 39D
Wingspan: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
Height: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 30 m2 (320 sq ft)
Empty weight: 6,800 kg (14,991 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 14,000 kg (30,865 lb)
Fuel capacity: 3,000 L (790 US gal) (2340 kg) (internal); 3,500 L (920 US gal) (2730 kg) (external)[498][129]
Payload: 5,300 kg (11,700 lb)[498][129]
Powerplant: 1 Γ— Volvo RM12 afterburning turbofan engine, 54 kN (12,000 lbf) thrust dry, 80.5 kN (18,100 lbf) with afterburner

Maximum speed: Mach 2 (2,100 km/h; 1,300 mph; 1,100 kn) at 15240m
Mach 1.2 (1,470 km/h; 913 mph; 794 kn) at sea level[498]
Combat range: 800 km (500 mi, 430 nmi)
Ferry range: 3,200 km (2,000 mi, 1,700 nmi)
Service ceiling: 15,240 m (50,000 ft)
g limits: +9/βˆ’3 (+12 if needed)[499]
Wing loading: 283 kg/m2 (58 lb/sq ft)
Thrust/weight: 0.97
Takeoff distance: 400 m (1,312 ft)[498][129]
Landing distance: 500 m (1,640 ft)[498][129]

Guns: 1 Γ— 27 mm Mauser BK-27 revolver cannon with 120 rounds (single-seat models only)
Hardpoints: 8 (two hardpoints under fuselage, two under each wing, and one on each wing tip, with one of these for FLIR / ECM / LD / Recon pod) with a capacity of 5,300 kg (11,700 lb), with provisions to carry combinations of:
6 Γ— IRIS-T (Rb.98) or AIM-9 Sidewinder (Rb.74) or A-Darter
4 Γ— MBDA Meteor (Rb.101), AIM-120 AMRAAM (Rb.99) or MBDA MICA
4 Γ— AGM-65 Maverick
2 Γ— KEPD.350
2 Γ— RBS-15F anti-ship missile
4 Γ— GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb
8 Γ— Mark 82 bombs
16 Γ— GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb[citation needed]
1 Γ— ALQ-TLS electronic countermeasures (ECM) pod
1 Γ— Digital Joint Reconnaissance Pod

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This is from Wikipedia so probably not accurate but its a starter

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SAAF Gripen has no BVR


What I was looking for was what aircraft line it would go under like the strike aircraft or the fighters? I would assume the fighter aircraft

most likely the far left line


Thats what I was thinking. Thanks

What? It did not carried SARH missiles, but ARH sure did. That is why it game it will be a WVR fighter unless it gets skyflashes for some reason

South African gripens still haven’t fielded an ARH missile the one there developing marlin is still yet to enter service

Oh, i guess i confused it with another Gripen then. Thanks

The SAAF barely have enough money to keep their Gripens flying they can’t afford to buy ARH so they are stuck with IR but it not like their can’t use ARH it just that they don’t