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KAI T-50 / FA-50 Golden Eagle vs Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)


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Your selected aircraft are compared in side-by-side arrangement below. You can always go back and Compare any two aircraft in our database. Some entries contain '0', 'not available', or an 'NA' value. This is more common with conceptual, experimental, and x-plane designs. Rotary-wing system (i.e. helicopters) values include main rotor diameter as part of width/wingspan measurement. UAV entries may display crew values as '0', not taking into account ground-based controllers.
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SUBJECTS
KAI T-50 Golden Eagle
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
Saab JAS 39C Gripen (Griffin)
Lightweight 4th Generation Multi-role Fighter Aircraft
BASICS
ORIGIN
South Korea
ORIGIN
Sweden
YEAR
2005 [Diff.+8 yrs]
YEAR
1997 [Diff.-8 yrs]
CREW
2
CREW
1
PRODUCTION
218 units [Diff.-29]
PRODUCTION
247 units [Diff.+29]
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
42.6 ft (13.0 m) [Diff.-3.7 ft]
LENGTH
46.3 ft (14.1 m) [Diff.+3.7 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
30.1 ft (9.2 m) [Diff.+2.5 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
27.6 ft (8.4 m) [Diff.-2.5 ft]
HEIGHT
15.7 ft (4.8 m) [Diff.+0.9 ft]
HEIGHT
14.8 ft (4.5 m) [Diff.-0.9 ft]
RELATIVE SIZE COMPARISON
NOTES: 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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KAI T-50 Golden Eagle
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Saab JAS 39C Gripen (Griffin)
WEIGHTS
EMPTY WT.
14,200 lb (6,441 kg) [Diff.-791 lb]
EMPTY WT.
14,991 lb (6,800 kg) [Diff.+791 lb]
M.T.O.W.
26,422 lb (11,985 kg) [Diff.-4,442 lb]
M.T.O.W.
30,865 lb (14,000 kg) [Diff.+4,442 lb]
INSTALLED POWER
1 x General Electric F404-102 afterburning turbofan engine developing 17,700 lb of thrust with reheat.
1 x Volvo Aero RM12 (General Electric F404) afterburning turbofan engine developing 18,100 lb thrust.
PERFORMANCE
SPEED
990 mph (1,593 kph) [Diff.-380 mph]
SPEED
1,370 mph (2,205 kph) [Diff.+380 mph]
RANGE
1,150 miles (1,851 km) [Diff.-838 miles]
RANGE
1,988 miles (3,200 km) [Diff.+838 miles]
CEILING
47,999 ft (14,630 m) [Diff.-2,001 feet]
CEILING
50,000 ft (15,240 m) [Diff.+2,001 feet]
ARMAMENT
STANDARD:
1 x 20mm General Dynamics A-50 "Vulcan" Gatling-style three-barrel automatic internal cannon.
2 x AIM-9 "Sidewinder" air-to-air missiles (wingtip mounts).

OPTIONAL:
6 x AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missiles.
CBU-58 Cluster Bombs.
Mk-20 Cluster Bombs.
LAU-3 Rocket Pods.
LAU-68 Rocket Pods.
Mk 82 General Purpose Bombs.
Mk 83 General Purpose Bombs.
Mk 84 General Purpose Bombs.
Guided Drop Bombs.
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.
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(KAI T-50 / FA-50 Golden Eagle)
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SIMILAR / RELATED TO...
Dassault Rafale
Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
Eurofighter Typhoon

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