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"Sweden says it built Russian fighter jet killer" Topic

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Oberlindes Sol LIC10 Feb 2019 1:34 a.m. PST
Katzbalger10 Feb 2019 5:08 a.m. PST

Sales pitch. What would you expect him (Swedish General) to say?


Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 5:31 a.m. PST

Its moot anyway, the Great Northern War ended a loooong time ago!

rustymusket10 Feb 2019 7:16 a.m. PST

Everything old is new again.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 11:28 a.m. PST

A very nice design.

Reminds me of the Spitfire a bit, given its capabilities and singular focus.

Wonder which country(ies) are planning on replacing their aircraft squadrons with new designs. Seems like an excellent marketing document to me, and imagine it is appropriately timed to sway their public and politicians.

goragrad10 Feb 2019 6:41 p.m. PST

Actually sounds like a very viable option.

After all, the Serbs were able to use 'obsolete' Russian radar to down a F-117, so 'stealth technology' is just a step ahead of an upgrade in detection systems.


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 7:16 p.m. PST

Love that poster……..

Lion in the Stars12 Feb 2019 8:00 a.m. PST

The Gripen is a very good bird, but it really needs a much larger fleet (not just in Sweden, but lots of places buying it) to get the price down.

Daniel S13 Feb 2019 11:41 a.m. PST

True but it is still cheaper than the F-35 ;-) There are a bunch of potential buyers of the new E, the Swiss had actually chosen it for their next fighter but then it got axed thanks to a referendum. The Austrians are supposed to be looking for a replacement they can actually aford to fly rather than their failed Eurofighters. The Finns want to replace their F-18s, perhaps the Gripen can win this time.

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