The Gripen looks a hell of a lot better than the F-35.And its from Airflows home country,nuff said..No need to give me stats from a jet that is from my country.Opinion stated....I prefer the Gripen.
I agree i personally think the F35 are really ugly as well Sure the Gripen is made in Sweden , with all the high end tech coming from USA lets not forget Saab partnered up with Lockheed
but lets be frank here if you were looking for a real milti role fighter would this be your choice if your country is 22 times larger then the makers country ??? like i mentioned above ..
Gripen is a great jet if your live in a small country like SWEDEN when you look at most of the sales Gripen sold to ?? there small countries Hungary Czechoslovakia, with the exception of Africa .
Canada is 22 times larger then Sweden
The only thing I see hard to compare vs an F-16 is A2G. Start hanging 2000lb weapons on it routinely and you are going to get an education in wing life over time.
Other- Hose drogue refueling is slow. An equal number of F-16s would spend less time "on the tanker" would hate to get caught with your pants down
Its the Bling factor what they say its capable of Yet Never seen a dog fight in its life all here say like how they talked abour the F 35 Consider the industry experience in offensive air work and I would prefer an F-16 for large offensive work.
they should test it take a squadron and fly over Moscow should be able to get back with out refueling but i don't think they would make it back alive
And when you look at it appears lots of similarities to the 16
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough