Squadron Signal Pub. 5562 Saab 35 Draken Walk Around
Sweden's most famous fighter, hailed by some as a 'fighter pilotís dream,' was developed and built by the Saab company between 1955 and 1974. Designed with the Cold War situation in mind, the Draken was specially tailored to Sweden's particular needs. Indeed a number of versions of the aircraft were developed in order to undertake a wide range of tasks.
The J35A, J35B, J35D, J35F and J35J were fighter versions, with the J35J staying in service with the Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force) until 1998. The innovative tailless double-delta design of the Draken proved amazingly successful and ushered in a whole line of more sophisticated successors. The aircraft was exported to Finland, Denmark, and Austria, where the last J35D was retired in 2005.
Illustrated with 260 photographs, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings. Putnikov; 80 pages.
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