JAS 39 A Gripen

Assemble the JAS 39A Gripen with this 1:48 Scale Plastic Model Kit from Italeri. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older.

Italeri JAS 39 A Gripen Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #552638
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 Italeri # ita552638
$33.59
 
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Italeri Item # ita552638
Features :
  • A static display model built with highly detailed, injectio molded gray plastic parts..
  • Detailed cockpit and control panels..
  • Clear canopy may be modeled in open or closed position..
  • Detailed landing gear and wheel wells..
  • Optional open or closed radome..
  • An an array of the latest air-air and air-surface weapons..
  • High quality waterslide decals..
  • Illustrated assembly guide..
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Spotlight Review

 
"Italeri 1/48 JAS-39 Gripen"
mooniemac2000
Besides the greater detail in the wheel wells, this is basically an upscaling of the 1/72 kit. The cockpit lacks detail. The kit decals has markings for two Royal Swedish Air Force planes and a Czech plane.

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Features

  • A static display model built with highly detailed, injectio molded gray plastic parts..
  • Detailed cockpit and control panels..
  • Clear canopy may be modeled in open or closed position..
  • Detailed landing gear and wheel wells..
  • Optional open or closed radome..
  • An an array of the latest air-air and air-surface weapons..
  • High quality waterslide decals..
  • Illustrated assembly guide..

Specs

  • Scale: 1:48
  • Fuselage: 11-7/8" (300mm)
  • Wingspan: 5-1/2" (140mm)
  • Italeri Product Number: 552638

Includes

One Plastic Model




Reviews

  
 
"Good Base Model - but lack of details derails an otherwise great kit"
MikeL
This kit comes in two large sprue frames, and is a very simple and straightforward kit to assemble and paint - less than 20 hours with no mods. The kit comes with the common armaments found on a Gripen with the Maverick and AIM-9L being nicely detailed. With the exception of a poorly engineered cockpit/nose wheel bay assembly, fit and finish is actually good for an Italeri kit with minimal filling required. Unfortunately, that’s where all the good news ends… Now for the bad news. Details on the kit are mixed; The wheel wells are beautiful, the fuselage and armaments decent, but everything else is really lacking. The worst offenders are on the wheels, cockpit and the intake-less air intakes. The poorly adhering decals are sparse - enough for the jet, but none for the armaments. Kitty Hawk’s 1/48 Saab Gripen is generally considered to be the go-to kit, but they went out of business - which leaves all of us with the following manufacturers: Italeri, Italeri and Italeri. I know there are a ton of demerits to this kit, but it does have a solid base to build a nicely detailed kit from - you just have to put in a LOT of work to make it beautiful - especially if you are an aviation enthusiast who loves this oft overlooked aircraft. The photos enclosed show the custom riveting and hydraulic lines on the front landing gear to make it more realistic. The Sidewinder and Maverick decals where printed on decal water slides also available at HobbyLinc - as well as carry overs from other kits.

 
"Italeri 1/48 JAS-39A Gripen"
mooniemac2000
Besides the greater detail in the wheel wells, this is basically an upscaling of the 1/72 kit. The cockpit lacks detail. The kit decals has markings for two Royal Swedish Air Force planes and a Czech plane.

Markings

  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for 3 Air Force Versions
  • 1: Swedish Air Force, Wing F7
  • 2: Swedish Air Force, Development A/C
  • 3: Czech Air Force
  • Airframe and Detail Paint Colors: -Flat Light Ghost Gray, Flat Black, Flat Olive Drab, Gloss Insigna White, Gun Metal (Metalizer), Gloss Red, Gloss Green, Silver, Gloss Bright Yellow

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