Though development began in the early 1950s, the Saab 37 Viggen did not fly until 1967 and wasn't introduced until 1971. It was a versatile aircraft — which featured a radical double delta-wing design — that performed multiple roles for the Swedish Air Force. It was not retired until 2005 when the more modern and advanced Gripen replaced it.
This 1/72 scale, die cast model — a bright red replica of "The Show Must Go On," a Viggen serving with F10-57 and named for the wing's can-do motto — features engraved panel lines, a glazed canopy, a well-equipped cockpit, a signature double delta-wing design, an impressive selection wing- and fuselage-mounted weaponry, a detailed exhaust nozzle and air intakes, optional-position landing gear, and authentic markings. Measures approximately 9" long with a 5¾" wingspan.