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JAS 39 Gripen in Detail
Nose

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Nose Cone and Radar Installation
 


General view of the nose cone and the pitot tube.

Photo: Björn Ringholm

 


This photo was taken at SAAB's production facility in Linköping and shows many interesting details. Note the horizontal plate surrounding the very tip of the nose.

Obviously the yellow-green color comes from primer. 

Photo: SAAB

 


Radar installation for the Gripen is entirely new, developed by Ericsson. Reportedly it is unique by  supporting fighter-, attack- and reconnaissance missions in a single unit. Naturally, technical details are difficult to come by, but here's how it looks!

Photo: SAAB


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