In Its Element - SAAB JA37 Viggen
Svenskt Flygkonst Untsrifter- SAAB J37 Viggen
An aircraft that kept Swedish aviation at the forefront of development, the layout and other features of the 37 series aircraft have since been copied by many other nations including on the Eurofighter. Originally conceived in 1952, design studies were carried out up to 1957 when development started in earnest. From its introduction in 1972 it was developed into a truly multi-role aircraft taking on different strike, fighter, reconnaissance and surveillance roles. The last one was retired in June 2007 but one has recently flown in Sweden and it is hoped to display this aircraft at air shows.