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Saab Draken J35 Danish Air Force A-018

DUE TO BE RELEASED Q3 2017

The Saab 35 Draken is 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.
In 1985 the Swedish government decided to modify 54 J 35F2s to J 35J standard. In 1987, 12 more modifications were ordered. Between 1987 and 1991, the aircraft were given a longer lifespan, more modern electronics, a modernized cannon, an additional two Sidewinder (AIM-9P) pylons under the air intakes and increased fuel capacity. The final operative J 35J flew for the last time in 1999.

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Aviation 72 - 2017