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  1. Had my Viggen get blown up by an SA-3 the wing dissapeared but the U22/A was still in the same position relative to the wingless hull as it had been when the wings where there. But now it was hanging in midair !
  2. If a B52 where to be made i think the B52D that was retired in 1983 it was the workhorse of the Vietnam War being modified to carry an extra large conventional bomb load and two aircraft where MIG killers !
  3. The joystick has two modes. Press one of the buttons on top and it will turn into a "different" joystick that you can map to something else. Like switching between radar stick and RB-05 stick !
  4. In Windows 10 64-bit it worked right away without any drivers. And DCS picked it right up. The extra buttons are really nice and that it clamps to the table which means i can clamp it out of the way when not in use as well :D
  5. Nooo that's the JA-37 wing and not the AJS-37 wing the JA-37 got additional actuators for the elevators. :cry:
  6. I wonder how classified. The national ground to air datalink was retired when the JAS-39A/B was retired. Later Gripen versions use the Link 16. The link between the Viggens is most likley not the same as in the Gripens either as it's from the early 80's. The U95 ECM pod is probably classified but we know a few things about it which is probably enough for the limited ECM simulation in DCS. The Radar of the Viggen is out of use and soon the Swedish air force weill be using nothing but AESA radars in their Gripen fleet so even the technology it's based on will be obsolete. The AIM-120B is in game and the Skyflash is out of service. The AIM-9L is well known as is the AIM-9P3 and the Oerlikon gun. I think there's enough info that could be handed out for them to make a module. There's no need for them to know the intricacies of things like data-links either just what information it sent and how it was displayed would be enough. In fact DCS there's basically a datalink to all aircraft and to the GCI map. If you see something on your radar it shows up on the map. That's a function the Viggen got in the 1980's. But either a Draken module or a Ja-37 Viggen module would be great. Howeveri would like to see two draken versions as well the Danish F-35 and the J35J or the finnish J35XS which was upgraded to J35J but also got an RWR and Chaff/Flare dispensers.
  7. The RB75T hade a mine warhead for use against ships according to the blogger/twitter "Wiseman" who's an actual Gripen pilot so he should know. The Warhead was developed in Sweden for that purpose. This isn't the first time Sweden modifies weapons it buys. When it bought the Hellfire for the coastal artillery as a man portable light anti ship missile they changed the warheads on those missiles too. The system is called the RBS 17 in Sweden. The Lansen era bombs where old 1940's designs for the most part, i think the illumination bombs where the only carryovers. The reason I've read is that the Viggen was so expensive to develop there where never enough money to give it a well rounded armament. For instance a heavy smart weapon was on the wishlist for it's entire career but never materialized (called TSA in swedish "Tungt Styrt Attackvapen"). But since so few Strike Viggens could be afforded this partially solved itself as the requirement to support the army in northern Sweden was stricken because of the low numbers. There where only enough Viggens to defend against a naval invasion. As a stop gap a light attack variant of the SAAB 105 trainer called SK60B or C was procured and they inherited some of the Lansen's weapons chiefly the rockets. The Sk60 had weak engines and didn't like asymmetric loads otherwise it would definitely have gotten the RB-05 missile, and i suspect some of the Lansen's old bombs as these aircraft would operate in northern Sweden. FYI: The A32A Lansen's 500kg m/56 bomb is a regular British 1000lb bomb btw, i haven't seen specifics on what version it was but i think it was the ww2 1000lb MC which was extremely common in ww2.
  8. Since an SK-37E got airworthy this year in addition to the AJS-37 of the Swedish air force historic flight you should have a better chance of capturing sounds.
  9. The Viggen never got a Heavy Guided Attack Weapon, it was always in the studies but the money for it was never there. In many ways the Strike Viggen never reached it's full potential because money was always very short. And with the JAS Gripen a replacement was in the pipes for half of it's career.
  10. No the data goes to a guy on the ground wit ha computer that analyses the data. He has to have access to the U22/A pod on the ground.
  11. No it's the Viggen's Avionics that's limiting the range, it simply can't give the proper instructions for a long range stand off drop. The BK90 has been test dropped from much farther away at high level, i think the 500 meter altitude ceiling is from the Viggen radar altimeter. I think the BK90 can fly 22km if dropped from 6000m, but as i wrote the Viggen can't handle that. That the BK90 can be carried at all is due to the 1553 weapons bus being part of the AJS upgrade
  12. Locking air targets has worked for me at least when i've selected guns or sidewinders. One has to be fairly close and then put the radar in lock on mode, the radar will go black and you'll see a distance line on the hud indicating if you are in range for weapons release or not.
  13. You guys haven't thought about making an AI SAAB 340 AWACS ?
  14. The F-111 is multi seat and has a ground radar and swing wings. It even has the same engines as the F-14.
  15. http://goranfv43hee.se/hawee12/hawee12.htm For those who can read Swedish. A technician Göran Hawée describes the Hawée 1&2 mods that where applied to the draken in the 80's. Hawée 1: It was a modification of the radar to make it much less ECM resistant and as a byproduct the radar became much better at low altitude. The Radar also became more user friendly to operate. Hawée 2: As a result of the new low altitude performance the AIM26B missile was now setting the limit for low altitude engagements as it's proximity fuze had a tendency to detonate below 500m. So the missile was modified with a new proximity fuze and the Draken got a limited HOTAS setup where you could arm missiles and switch between weapons more easilly. The Radar was also modified to be better at locking up targets at low altitude.
  16. But in the later part of the 80's the navy picked up the slack as it had numerous RBS15 armed missile FAC's and smaller Patrol boats armed with Penguin missiles.
  17. In the 1980's one Draken Squadron had a musical band and where quite active in PR work to keep a strong Figther Pressence around stockholm. Adam Gul = Alpha Yellow = F1 Wing Third Squadron Petter Röd = Papa Red = F16 Wing First Squadron. It was the same squadron and was based at the olf F18 base at Tullinge however it was administered from F1 and when that closed from F16. The Sqiadron was disbanded in 1985 and in 1986 F16 started converting to a Viggen Wing which left F10 as the last Draken Wing in Sweden.
  18. BTW why does your model have 2 guns and the J35F canopy and the J35F2 IR seeker. No aircraft looked like that! So i'm going to assume you will create bot the J35F2 and J35D versions :p
  19. It shouldn't be too difficult to make the J35D J35F J35F2 J35J J35FS J35OE as there is very little externally different between those versions ! The J35 A-C uses a different engine variant than the J35D-J The J35A uses the Same radar as the Mirage III btw and it entered service in 1959 !
  20. A Sidewinder is extremely easy to install any maintenance crew can probably do it in a few hours as long as they have a pylon to work with ! Also for comparison the fighter version has been reinforced structurally and is actually heavier and that thing carried Rb-74's on the outer pylons all the time. Something the air force could have done though is use the H7 pylons which was completely unused on the AJS series and only carried dispensers on the JA-37 after and upgrade late in its career. Those pylons where rated to 500kg and could easilly have carried say Mk83 bombs if Sweden had used them at the time. That way the two pylons on either side of the drop tank could have used Sidewinders.
  21. Is there a different modifier between the different systems, from what i've deduced the U22 & U22A is devastating to older non-monopulse radar like the ZSU SA-3 etc which it can totally mislead. With monopulse radars like the SA-8 and newer the best it can do is create a bunch of jamming pulses and hope the radar crews don't figure out which one is the aircraft.
  22. Since the patch the wingtips keep dropping off.
  23. Well the outer wing pylons where seriously limited when it came to loading. Even carrying Sidewinders there during normal flight seriously limited the airframe life of the Viggen. It could be that the heavier cooling assembly fore the RB74 was simply too heavy. Or it could have been too complicated to install.
  24. I've enabled unlimited ammo but can't get it to work is there something missing ?
  25. I pressed the quick select IR missile button while i had RB05 selected. It seemed to Switch to Sidewinders as the Radar changed mode and i heard the growl. However i still launched the RB05 missiles and then the sidewinders when i pressed the trigger. I had done the same things when carrying other weapons without this behavior
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