We’re now delivering the new recce Viggen in 1/48! The kit comes with an all new recce nose for the SF 37 and resin parts for the lower pylon and air intake. From the kit you can build both the photo recce version SF 37 and the maritime recce version SH 37.
This is a very limited edition, so hurry up and get yours before it’s too late!
The Viggen is a rugged fighter/interceptor that was designed to fulfil a need during the deep Cold War to defend Swedish airspace in the event of an incursion by the Soviet Bloc, and to continue the fight from hidden bases near roadways, which the aircraft could use as makeshift landing strips. It was to replace both the Lansen and Draken, and did so extremely well, endearing itself to aviation enthusiasts as it did so due to its unusual double-delta/canard configuration.
The final JA37 variant was brought into service in 1980 with new computer systems, improved radar and engine, as well as other systems and the strength of the airframe, which already utilised titanium to reduce weight. The last of the Viggens (Thunderbolt) were retired in 2005, replaced by the impressive JAS39 Gripen (Griffon).