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Comparison of LCA-Tejas and Saab-Gripen?

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Can someone share the comparison of LCA Tejas and Saab Girpan?

posted Jan 17, 2015 by anonymous

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Wait for MK-II also, current differences are following.

CATEGORY                         Saab Gripen   HAL Tejas
Unit cost in USD millions         40-60           30-35
Fuel economy in km/l               1,14            1,30
Fuel tank capacity in litres       2800            3000
Range on internal fuel in k m      3200            3000
Powerplant/Engines       1 × Volvo Aero RM12    1 × F404-GE-IN20
Dry thrust in kN                 1 x 54          1 x 47
Dry thrust in lbf             1 x 12000       1 x 10700
Afterburner in kN                1 x 80          1 x 80
Afterburner in lbf            1 x 18000       1 x 18000
Max. Speed in Mach                 2,00            1,80
Minimal thrust/weight ratio        0,58            0,70
Normal thrust/weight ratio         0,94            1,07
Maximal thrust/weight ratio        1,23            1,20
Overall length in meters          14,80           13,20
Wingspan in meters                 8,40            8,20
Height in meters                   4,50            4,40
Wing area in sq meters            30,00           38,40
Empty weight in kg                 6800            6560
Maximal take-off weight in kg     14000           13300
Minimal wing-loading in kg/m2       260             202
Normal wing-loading in kg/m2        341             247
Maximal wing-loading in kg/m2       548             400
Rate of climb in m/sec              254             200
First flight                       1988            2001
answer Jan 17, 2015 by Salil Agrawal
Thanks - great to read the stats - what about an avionics and weapons config comparison? It appears the Gripen can outclimb the LCA easily but not outturn it
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