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The AJS 37 Viggen is a STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) multirole aircraft.

It made its debut in Ace Combat 2 and later appeared in the handheld titles Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception and Ace Combat: Joint Assault.

History

Strangereal

The only recorded use of Viggens was during the Aurelian War where it was sporadically used by the Leasath Air Force,[1] which included an ace pilot with the callsign "Saber".[2]

Joint Assault universe

The aircraft was available to Antares Squadron during the Valahia Crisis.

Game analysis

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

"A multirole aircraft developed specifically for short takeoffs and landings (STOL)."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 4: "Spotlight - Bravo". Costs $19,000.

Statistics

  • Speed: Medium
  • Air-to-Air: Medium
  • Air-to-Ground: Medium
  • Mobility: Medium
  • Stability: Medium
  • Defense: Medium

Weapons

Colors

  • C01: Green forest camouflage.
  • C02: Gray body adopted by JA 37s.
  • C03: Striped two-color gray body.
  • C04: Blue fuselage with yellow wing trim. Modeled after the Swedish national colors.
  • C05: Lightning-themed body.
  • C06: Dark gray body with gold trim.

Gallery

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

The aircraft is displayed as JA 37 Viggen.
JA 37 Viggen (Aurelia)
"A multirole aircraft developed specifically for short takeoffs and landings (STOL)."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete mission 2: Out of the Fire. Costs 5,800 credits.

Statistics

ACEX Statistics JA 37

Weapons

Skins

  • Aurelia: AJ 37 camouflage.
  • Leasath: Flygvapnet air superiority gray.
  • Special 1: Flygvapnet's new paint scheme. Two-tone gray.
  • Special 2: Blue body with yellow wing trim. Modelled after "Blå Petter" (Blue Peter), the Viggen painted in this color to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Swedish Air Force in 2001.

Named Pilots

  • Saber — Found in Prelude. Spawns with the final JA 37 formation when 7 landing ships and most of the fighters are destroyed.

Gallery

Ace Combat 2

The aircraft is displayed as SF-37.

How to Unlock

The SF-37 is not available to the player in this game.

Colors

  • Enemy type A: AJ 37 camouflage.
  • Enemy type B: Plain white body.

Gallery

Trivia

References

  1. Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception.
  2. Prelude, Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception.
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