1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – Saab JAS 39 Gripen Swedish AF – Length: 8.5" Wingspan: 4.75”
This Gripen model is a single seat plane, the cockpit is permanently closed and there are no pilot figure. The landing gear is optional, one can attach the landing gear or cover the wheel wells. There is a basic plastic stand included
This model has some weapons/accessories already attached to the wings. It has 3 different pairs of missiles attached to the wings.
The maker of the model, DeAgostini, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very crisp and one can see the little dots that represent the rivets holding down the panels.
The packaging is quite basic, the model comes packed between two transparent plastic clam shells and these are attach to a cardboard background. The clam shells are quite strong and keep the model safe for shipping.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The package measures 8" x 8" x 4"
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (English: "griffin"[Nb 4]) is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. It was designed to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in theSwedish Air Force (Flygvapnet). The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire flight controls. It is powered by the Volvo RM12, and has a top speed of Mach 2. Later aircraft are modified for NATO interoperability standards and to undertake in-flight refuelling.