- Plastic model kit, glue & paint required (not included)
- Skill Level 3
- 66 parts
- Completed dimensions: 7.8” L
- Box Dimensions: 11.5” L x 7.5” W x 1.7” H
- Recommend for 14 years and above.
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (IPA: [ˈɡrǐːpɛn]; English: griffin) is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire flight controls. It is powered by the Volvo RM12, and has a top speed of Mach 2. Later aircraft are modified for NATO interoperability standards and to undertake air to air refuelling.
The Gripen is one of the most recent European fighters. It is competing against the Rafale, the Eurofighter Typhoon and the American F-16s and F-18s of the most recent design. This quite elegant and extremely maneuverable aircraft is able to use a vast air-to-air missile arsenal as well as air-to-ground missiles in different roles: interceptor, attack fighter and navy interceptor. As of 2020, more than 271 Gripens of all models, A–F, have been built.
This Italeri model kit is a replica model of the JAS 39 Gripen multirole fighter. The kit features 4 versions of decals (Czech, Hungarian, South Africa, Sweden Air Force).
IThis model is a great addition to your aircraft collection.