JAS-39 Gripen airplane model. JAS 39A is the single-seater version of the Gripen. A two-seater JAS 39B operational trainer variant of Gripen is available. The JAS 39B is equipped with the same avionics and weapons suite as the JAS 39A, with the exception of the gun. JAS 39C is the single seat Batch 3 and export standard version, which was first delivered to the Swedish Air Force in September 2002. JAS 39C has colour cockpit displays, on-board oxygen generation system (OBOGS) and in-flight refuelling capabilty. JAS 39D will be a similarly upgraded two seater.
Deliveries of series aircraft to the Swedish air force are in progress. 204 aircraft, including 28 two seaters. By June 2002, more than 120 have been delivered. Two squadrons at F 7 are equipped and two at F 10, and they're being introduced at F 21 and F 17.
In November 1998, the South African Air Force ordered 28 Gripen multi-role aircraft. Denel Aviation of South Africa will produce part of the centre fuselage. In November 2001, Hungary signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the lease of 14 aircraft, 12 JAS 39A single-seat and two JAS 39B. This agreement was revised in February 2003 and the single seat aircraft will be upgraded to the JAS 39C configuration. Deliveries began in 2006.
Mahogany wood. Scale: 1/48. Wingspan 9 inches, Length 14 inches.