The best Viggen kit on the market today, from Tarangus in Sweden. These are a limited run kit so you need to get it while you can.
- Exceptionally good detail
- Full colour instruction booklet
- Great decals
- Full colour painting guide
- Build Instructions PDF
Great kit review by International Scale Modeller below. They have also done a full build review on Youtube for this kit.
Saab 37 Viggen took to the skies for the first time on February 8th 1967, in the hands of test pilot Erik Dahlström. The first studies that lead to the Viggen were conducted as early as 1952. The Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet) needed a replacement for Lansen and Draken, that at the time had yet to enter service. The aim was to produce a multirole fighter able to replace all different aircraft types in the inventory. The Swedish strategy was at the time based on dispersion of the aircraft and this meant that the new fighter had to be able to take off and land on 800m long strips of roads. Combined with requirements for high speed and good performance at all altitudes meant that Saab had to choose an unconventional design. A large delta wing provided good performance at high speeds and a canard wing provided positive lift which ensured good low speed handling. In order to ensure short landing distances, the aircraft was equipped with a thrust reverser, enabling the Viggen to reverse on the ground.
The fighter version of the Viggen, JA 37, differed significantly from the earlier versions. In fact, it was considered to be half a generation younger. Mods included a fixed 30mm Oerlikon automatic cannon, new pulse Doppler radar, new avionics, the fin from the Sk 37 trainer version and completely new electronics.
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