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Saab J-35 F Draken Fighter

The Saab J-35 Draken was a Swedish fighter plane the entered service in 1960 and was finally withdrawn in 2005. The Draken was designed to replace the Saab J-29 Tunnan and the J-32B Lansen. Although designed as an interceptor, the Draken does have a secondary ground attack capability. In addition, the Draken is capable of using roads for take off and landing and refueling and rearming to be carried out in no more than ten minutes by conscripts with minimum training. The Draken had a top speed of Mach 2, a range of 750 miles and was armed with one 30 mm Aden M/55 cannon in starboard wing, two RB 27 missiles, two RB 28 Missiles or up to 2,205 pounds of bombs or 12 135-mm Bofors rockets. 644 Drakens were produced and they served with the Swedish, Finnish, Austrian and Danish air forces. This model shows a J-35 F Draken with the Swedish air force in the mid 1960s.

Saab J-35 F Draken Fighter

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Saab J-29 Tunnan Fighter

The Saab J-29 Tunnan (The Barrel) first flew in September 1948 and in 1955 set a world speed record of 607.05 MPH over a 310 mile closed circuit course. Roughly equivalent to the F-86 Saber in performance, the J-269 was armed with 4 20 mm canons and could carry drop tanks, bombs or rockets under the wings. The J-29 fighter was retired from active service in 1965 but was used for target towing up to 1974. The flight was in August 1976. In September 1961, the UN asked Sweden to provide combat aircraft in support of operations in the Congo. Sweden sent five J-29s. A total of 661 Tunnans were built. This model shows a J-29 operating in the marking of the UN in the Congo against the Katanga rebellion in 1961.

Saab J-29 Tunnan Fighter

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