Video Shows Saab 37 Viggen Pilot Achieving RADAR LOCK On SR-71 Blackbird

Video Shows Saab 37 Viggen Pilot Achieving RADAR LOCK On SR-71 Blackbird

In the Cold War era, Swedish JA-37 Jas Viggen fighter pilots were scrambled on 400-500 live Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) missions per year to intercept any unidentified aircraft approaching Swedish airspace. QRA targets came from both Warsaw and NATO nations

During that QRA missions, JA-37 Jas Viggen fighter pilots were able to achieve radar lock-on SR-71 Blackbird many time. Here are our two articles about that QRA missions

Titled “MACH III SR71 Vs. Saab JA-37 Short Film,” the cool video in this cockpit shows the author of the movie Dan and Andy, chronicle their journey making an action-packed aviation film (which actually starts at 7:55) about Swedish Air Force Saab JA-37 combat jets challenging the uncatchable American SR-71 Blackbird.

 

The Saab 37 Viggen is a retired Swedish single-seat, single-engine, short-medium range combat aircraft.

Development work on the type was initiated at Saab in 1952 and, following the selection of a radical delta wing configuration, the resulting aircraft performed its first flight on 8 February 1967 and entered service on 21 June 1971. It was the first canard design produced in quantity.

The Viggen was also the most advanced[vague] fighter jet in Europe until the introduction of the Panavia Tornado into operational service in 1981.

 

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