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Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin) vs Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum) Comparison


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Direct side-by-side comparison of two aircraft.

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Subjects
Saab JAS 39C Gripen (Griffin)
Lightweight 4th Generation Multi-role Fighter Aircraft
Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
Basics
ORIGIN
Sweden
ORIGIN
Soviet Union
YEAR
1997 [Diff.+13 yrs]
YEAR
1984 [Diff.-13 yrs]
CREW
1
CREW
1
PRODUCTION
247 units [Diff.-1,378]
PRODUCTION
1,625 units [Diff.+1,378]
Dimensions
LENGTH
46.3 ft (14.1 m) [Diff.-10.6 ft]
LENGTH
56.8 ft (17.3 m) [Diff.+10.6 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
27.6 ft (8.4 m) [Diff.-9.7 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
37.3 ft (11.4 m) [Diff.+9.7 ft]
HEIGHT
14.8 ft (4.5 m) [Diff.-0.8 ft]
HEIGHT
15.5 ft (4.7 m) [Diff.+0.8 ft]
Relative Size Comparison
Shapes below depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing towards the top of the screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in the database then the presented shapes may appear skewed.
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Saab JAS 39C Gripen (Griffin)
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Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Weights
EMPTY WT.
14,991 lb (6,800 kg) [Diff.-9,037 lb]
EMPTY WT.
24,028 lb (10,899 kg) [Diff.+9,037 lb]
M.T.O.W.
30,865 lb (14,000 kg) [Diff.-12,566 lb]
M.T.O.W.
43,431 lb (19,700 kg) [Diff.+12,566 lb]
Installed Power
1 x Volvo Aero RM12 (General Electric F404) afterburning turbofan engine developing 18,100 lb thrust.
2 x Klimov RD-33 afterburning turbofan engines developing 18,300 lb of thrust each.
Performance
SPEED
1,370 mph (2,205 kph) [Diff.-149 mph]
SPEED
1,519 mph (2,445 kph) [Diff.+149 mph]
RANGE
1,988 miles (3,200 km) [Diff.+1,100 miles]
RANGE
889 miles (1,430 km) [Diff.-1,100 miles]
CEILING
50,000 ft (15,240 m) [Diff.-9,058 feet]
CEILING
59,058 ft (18,001 m) [Diff.+9,058 feet]
Armament
STANDARD:
1 x 27mm Mauser BK-27 Revolver internal automatic cannon.

2 x AIM-9 "Sidewinder" (Rb 74) OR Rb98 (IRIS-T) short-range Air-to-Air Missiles (AAMs) at wingtip launchers.

OPTIONAL (across 8 external hardpoints up to 11,700lb; 3 x Underwing (each wing), 2 x Under fuselage):

AIM-9 "Sidewinder" (Rb 74) AAMs.
Rb 71 "Skyflash" AAMs.
"Meteor" radar-homing AAMs.
"MICA" AAMs.
AIM-120 AMRAAM (Rb 99) "Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile" AAMs.
AGM-65 "Maverick" Air-to-Surface Missiles (ASMs).
Rbs 15F Anti-Ship ASMs.
Bk 90 Cluster Bombs.
Munition-Dispensing Canisters.
Rocket Pods (unguided).
Mark 82 Conventional Drop Bombs.
GBU-12 Paveway II Laser-Guided Bombs / Precision-Guided Bombs (LGBs).
Jettisonable fuel tanks.
STANDARD:
1 x 30mm GSh-30-1 internal automatic cannon.

OPTIONAL:
Standard air-to-air Armament:
2 x AA-10 "Alamo" air-to-air missiles.
4 x AA-11 OR 4 x AA-8 OR 4 x AA-12 "Adder" air-to-air missiles.

6 x Underwing hardpoints can carry max load of 8,818lb (4,000kg) of stores. Munitions may include the following:

R-27 AAMs, R-73 AAMs, R-77 AAMs, Rocket Pods and
various laser-guided / conventional drop bomb loadouts. External fuel tanks at three hardpoints can replace munitions.
Going Further
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(Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin))
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