The Saab Viggen proved to be yet another milestone in the indigenous design theories put forth by the nation of Sweden. The system was designed from the outset to be a battlefield friendly alternative to its opponent counterparts. The system was engineered to operate under the most dire of battlefield conditions, requiring just 7 ground crew personnel (only one of them had to be fully trained in the system) to refuel and rearm the aircraft. The system also featured a highly-advanced onboard computer system that negated the need for a radar operator altogether. A folding tail section was also implemented to allow for storage in underground bases throughout the country.
Like the Saab Draen before it (detailed elsewhere on this site) the Saab Viggen was required to operate on the shortest of runways, This was accomplished through its delta wing design philosophy complimented by forward m
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