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Originally posted by Daedalus3
Looks the pilot sure doesn't know what wa happening!
Plus if one were to attempt a momentum bleeding manuever like the cobra, he would do it at a height at which he would be able to regain fwd momentum if there was a loss of control etc.
So it doesn't look like an 'attemtped' cobra to me; more like a sudden control surfaces' hydraulic loss of sorts.
Maybe the flight computer got corrupted?..maybe while the pilot was trying to attempt a steep ascent?
Just some thoughts..still could be a failed attempt at a cobra ..
Doesn't look like it to me though!
Originally posted by FredT
However, it looks more like a loss of controll than an actual attempt at a cobra.
There is no reason the Grippen could not do so if the pilot was trained properly to etc.