Saab JAS39 Gripen E-Series
Some reasons and ideas about this feature
Hello IFC, For todays request i am requesting the Saab Gripen E-series! My first reason is that we do not yet have a true high performance fighter that is up to the current standard of aircraft in Infinite Flight. I first thought of this idea whilst doing pattern work at the old San Clemente airport a former favourite of those who had live prior to global. I was flying in the brilliantly reworked A10 Warthog and had a tremendous flight. I thought why don’t we have more of these Military birds like this? The cockpits are sleek and modern and look brilliant at night with their neon lights as well as being able to do manoeuvres that other aircraft can’t (The casual server may prove me wrong). Reason 2: This aircraft also makes sense from a developmental front as it could be a starting place for new features such as Afterburners which could come in handy for the development of a certain Anglo French SST that was cancelled temporarily due to the fact that it is too difficult to develop at this time! Reason 3: Out of all the fighters to pick why this one? For a start you can just look at it! Its a gorgeous piece of Swedish Engineering. What also makes this fighter unique is that it would be our first European fighter (excluding the spitfire because it doesn’t quite break the sound barrier) we seem to be lacking in European designed aircraft outside of airbus of course and this Jet would give our simulator a little more diversity.
The Saab Gripen E-Series is a new and enhanced version of the old Gripen C-Series which was originally rolled out in 1989, however this new variant began pre-production in July 2013. The first test aircraft was rolled out in May 2016 at Saab’s airfield in Linköping, Sweden. It’s first customer was the Brazilian Air Force who had an aircraft delivered for testing in Septmeber 2019.
Gripen E-Series design details
Maximum Speed at high altitude: Mach 2
Maximum Speed at low altitude: 750 KTS
Fuel Capacity: 3.4t
Engine: GE F414G (22,000lb of thrust)
The Gripen E-Series features a digital cockpit with three large multi-functional displays including a few 3D screens. The cockpit also features a hands-on-throttle-and-stick which provides superior situational awareness for the pilot.
Orders and Deliveries AKA possible liveries
- Swedish Air Force
- Brazilian Air Force (I advise you to look at that piece of Art)
- Canadian Air Force
(Be Advised this aircraft is quite new so this shortlist will be extended once more orders are placed.) EX. The Canadian Air Force are interested
Some Final Words
First and foremost I have to thank you for reading this topic it did take some time. But i would be even more grateful if would make this topic a reality, this of course can only happen with your votes! Let’s see the Gripen take to the skies of infinite flight! I will also leave a link in the Replies to a video that inspired me to make this post. Have a good day IFC!