F-39 'Anzu'
by Smalltalk
uploaded 2024-01-03
stock aircraft
#Gripen #SAAB #multirole #fighter


This, if you haven’t noticed, is basically a SAAB Gripen. I didn’t really find a way to make the air intakes look the same as on the Gripen, and felt guilty if I called it a Gripen, so instead named it Anzu instead. It’s fairly maneuverable, although definitely not on the same level as the NFG III (22 dg/s, compared to 48 dg/s), but has a much higher speed, due to the whiplash engine. (1300 m/s at 10k). Not that great at air supremacy then, but good for interception duties. Stall speed is around 30 m/s, and takeoff speed is around 65 m/s.
Simplicity wise, it’s pretty good. Aesthetics are nice, apart from the air intakes, which suck, and performance is a mixed bag.
A stock aircraft called F-39 ‘Anzu’. Built with 72 of the finest parts, its root part is mk2FuselageShortLiquid.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.12.5.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 72
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.12.5

Action Groups

7 - Nav Lights
8 - Flaps
10 - Fuel drain

You can just about make out the air intakes on the left. The Mk0 intakes are pretty bad, both in aesthetics and performance. Most of the intake air comes from the engine cooler clipped into the fuselage.

Wondering why I called the plane ‘Anzu’? Well, Gripen translates to Griffin in english, and in Sumerian myth there is a devil called Anzu which looks a lot like a griffin. Considering that this is a lookalike of the Gripen, I thought that it was a fitting name.

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