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All S.African Air Force fighters now delivered: Photo essay Special

Pretoria - The Deputy Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF), Major General Jerry Malinga says all 26 SAAB Gripen C and D fighters have been delivered to the Air Force.
 

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The Gripen C single seat fighter-ground attack-reconnaissance multirole aircraft of the SAAF.
The Gripen C single seat fighter-ground attack-reconnaissance multirole aircraft of the SAAF.
Gripen C flypast. Note the  reheat   or afterburner is on.
Gripen C flypast. Note the "reheat", or afterburner is on.
A SAAF Hawk and two Gripen fighters fly low but not slow over a rooftop in Pretoria.
A SAAF Hawk and two Gripen fighters fly low but not slow over a rooftop in Pretoria.
A Gripen of SAAF s 2 Squadron.
A Gripen of SAAF's 2 Squadron.
Number one of a series: The fighter begins to approach the sound barrier as it pulls a high-G turn a...
Number one of a series: The fighter begins to approach the sound barrier as it pulls a high-G turn and climb.
Number two of a series: Vapour is beginning to form at the wingtips of the plane.
Number two of a series: Vapour is beginning to form at the wingtips of the plane.
The SAAB JAS Gripen on static display at the air show.
The SAAB JAS Gripen on static display at the air show.
The Gripen C single-seat multi-role fighter  ground attack and reconnaissance aircraft.
The Gripen C single-seat multi-role fighter, ground attack and reconnaissance aircraft.
Massed Gripen flyby.
Massed Gripen flyby.
SAAF Gripen C of 2 Squadron.
SAAF Gripen C of 2 Squadron.
Two Gripen JAS 39 fighters on the prowl.
Two Gripen JAS 39 fighters on the prowl.
The condensation is very clear as the aircraft is pulled into a very tight loop.
The condensation is very clear as the aircraft is pulled into a very tight loop.
Three SAAF warplanes partly screened by a tree branch fly over Pretoria to enforce the no-fly zone o...
Three SAAF warplanes partly screened by a tree branch fly over Pretoria to enforce the no-fly zone over soccer stadia.
The Gripen multirole fighters peform a  break  over the field.
The Gripen multirole fighters peform a "break" over the field.
Gripen C no 23 of 2 Squadron pulls up in front of the spectators.
Gripen C no 23 of 2 Squadron pulls up in front of the spectators.
The flypast by four Gripen fighters and the presidential jet.
The flypast by four Gripen fighters and the presidential jet.
Three Gripen multi-role warplanes roar over the Air Force Memorial.
Three Gripen multi-role warplanes roar over the Air Force Memorial.
This tight formation flypast features two Hawk 120 advanced jet trainers and two Gripen fighters. Th...
This tight formation flypast features two Hawk 120 advanced jet trainers and two Gripen fighters. The first plane is "vlaggie", in the national colours.
As the Gripen fighter leaves our airspace  the pilot puts on some  reheat  as they call it in the SA...
As the Gripen fighter leaves our airspace, the pilot puts on some "reheat" as they call it in the SAAF.