Gripen E unveiling

This is kinda cringe-worthy. I know all aircraft and weapons manufacturers do rollouts like this with grand special effects and marketing and all that…but this kind of event just seems weird to me. Looks like a cool airplane though…(would love to see it in DCS!)… The lighting effects/flag colors on the aircraft are pretty cool too though…


It’s like E3 showing something that is actually cool.

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Corresponding news article.

And Saab’s fact sheet:

Seems like one mean son-of-a-gun. Carries all the shiny new A-A missiles, has both an AESA and IRST, and has modern data-linking, etc. I don’t know much about the Gripen’s handling or flight characteristics. Pretty plane though.



The virtual Italian skin looked fantastic.

I love this plane!

But yeah, I work for Saab and their roll outs are always “cringe-worthy”. I think that they like it that way :slight_smile:

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I hardly believe it was Italian, we have the Eurofighter and no money to change plane now! Might be Hungarian…

Ok, if i was a high ranking military official with channels for procurement of the grippen, i may just have shot myself in the foot to get out of there.

That said though, there was some very well done lighting (which was the only thing getting me through )


I can see the Generals doing the dubstep - definitely within the realm of possibility…

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You mean the money would be better spent on industry standard bribes? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

I actually liked it. There is no room for understatement when your product is supersonic.

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No, I’m pretty it was Italian :wink:



Nice try, though.

Because this Gripen comes standard with 96.5% more wub-wub than the Gripen-C.


Vee need to un-pimp the Gripen…

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OMG @BeachAV8R, that was so HILARIOUS!
Who ever said Germans have no sense of hum… Oh, that was me.


Those VW Unpimp My Ride commercials were some of the funniest commercials I’ve ever seen.

“It’s definitely sucking…” :smiley:

They came close to equally that ad campaign with the VW Fast commercials…which I really enjoyed too…

Some Gripen D cockpit footage. Lucky dogs!

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So it ships with no stereo?

No but it does come with 2 x 20inch sub woofers for extra wub wub and neon strip lighting under surfaces to get you inner rave on…


It’s also 1000 degrees hotter: