The Saab 35 Draken was a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. The Draken was built to replace the Saab J 29 Tunnan and, later, the fighter variant (J 32B) of the Saab 32 Lansen. The indigenous J 35 was an effective supersonic Cold War fighter that was also successfully exported to Austria, Denmark and Finland.
Saab Draken J35AEdit
Fighter version, total production: 90. The J 35As were delivered between 1959-1961. The tail section was lengthened after the 66th aircraft to house a new afterburner for additional thrust. This forced the installation of a retractable tail-wheel. The two versions were nicknamed Adam kort (Adam short) and Adam lång (Adam long). The Adam was fitted with a French Cyrano Radar PS-02 (same as on the Mirage III) as the Swedish radar hadn't been developed in time.
Saab Draken J35FEdit
Fighter version, delivered between 1965 and 1972, total production: 230. This variant had improved electronics and avionics, e.g. integrated radar, aim and missile systems. The aircraft's main armament were IR and SARH versions of the Hughes Falcon missile originally intended for the J 35D, but one of the cannon was removed to make space for more avionics.
Saab Draken J35JEdit
J35J is the lastest version of the J35 Draken, designed in the late 80s as a service extension program. The Draken originally concieved to fullfil a role unique to sweden, it soon found itself exported to several nations around Europe. The J35J is refitted with advanced avionics and flight controls in addition to an extra 2 pylons.
- Tech Level: 4
- Damage Base: 14
- Min./Max. Airspeed: 3/23
- Maneuver (Loaded): 2 (2)
- Aerobatic (Loaded): 2 (1)
- Defence (Loaded): 15 (14)
- Climb Rate (Loaded): 2 (1)
- Shallow/Steep/Power/Vertical Dives: 2/3/5/7
- Operational Ceiling: 13
- Stores External/Pylon/Internal: 3/0/0 or 0/4/0
- Guns: 1x 30mm Aden
- Cost: 448
- Maintenance Cost: 54
Voodoo Scuttlebutt Edit
"The Draken? I don't want to get my kameraden angry but I cannot be a fan of it. Superb flugzeuge and very capable but not cut out for our work yes? If you are in the jungles of South America, I say "viel glück" on getting the parts you need, or if you can... having the money for them at high premium." - Sabine "Hamlet" Eichler - Musketeers Flight
" I saw Bonnie from Swarte Katte in the cockpit of his Draken late at night. I didn't get a good look but he was shuffling around weird....I'm not sure but I think he was...making love to his plane."- Anonymous Showtime Tech