This is a Saab 35 Draken Aircraft paper model, designed by Stahlhart. 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.
- J 35A: 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, the longer tail cone unexpectedly reduced drag. 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.
- J 35B: Fighter version, built and delivered between 1962–1963, total production: 73. This variant had improved radar and gun sights, and was also fully integrated into the Swedish STRIL 60 system; a combat guidance and air surveillance system. Fitted with a Swedish built radar PS-03.
- SK 35C: 25 J 35As with short tail sections rebuilt into a twin-seated trainer version. The minor modification meant that the aircraft could easily be converted back to a J 35A standard if necessary. The trainer version lacked armament.
- J 35D: Fighter version, delivered between 1963–1964, total production: 120. The aircraft had a new and more powerful Rolls-Royce Avon 300 (RM 6C), which could deliver 77.3 kN thrust when using its afterburner. This was also the fastest Draken version, capable of accelerating until out of fuel. It was also the last Draken to carry two cannons.
- S 35E: Reconnaissance version, total production: 60. The radar and the armament had been removed and several cameras (of ortho and oblique types) fitted. The aircraft was unarmed but was fitted with a countermeasure system to increase its survivability. A total of 28 aircraft were re-built J 35Ds.
- J 35F: 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. The J 35F2 was a J 35F, produced with a Hughes Aircraft Company N71 infra red sensor, a so-called IR seeker. This was a change in the production line from the no. 35501 airframe. The Hawé mods I & II where carried out on the P/S-01/011 radar sets in the early 80's to improve ressistance to ECM.
- J 35J: 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 pylons under the air intakes and increased fuel capacity. The final operative J 35J flew for the last time in 1999.
- Saab 35H: Proposed export version for the Swiss Air Force; none sold or delivered.
- Saab 35XD: Danish export versions: F-35 single-seat Strike Aircraft, TF-35 two-seat trainer and RF-35 reconnaissance aircraft. The type was heavily modified to make it into a strike aircraft compared the Swedish versions the outer wings where completely redesigned. These aircraft could carry heavy bombs as well as Bullpup missiles, during the WDNS upgrade of the 1980's they received the ALQ-162 Jammer a Marconi 900 Series HUD and a Ferranti LRMTS (laser rangefinder and marked target seeker)
- Saab 35XS: Fighter version for the Finnish Air Force; built by Saab and assembled under licence by Valmet in Finland.
- Saab 35BS: Used J 35Bs sold to Finland.
- Saab 35FS: Used J 35F1s sold to Finland.
- Saab 35CS: Used SK 35Cs sold to Finland.
- Saab 35Ö: In the mid-1980s, Saab purchased back 24 J 35D aircraft from the Swedish Air Force and converted them into the J 35Ö version (also called J 35OE in English literature) for export to Austria. Austria bought AIM-9P5 all aspect sidewinders for these aircraft during the war in former Yugoslavia.
|Length||15.207 m (49.89 ft)||15.34 m (50.33 ft)||15.207 m (49.89 ft)||15.34 m (50.33 ft)|
|Wingspan||9.42 m (30.9 ft)|
|Wing area||49.22 m2 (529.8 sq ft)|
|Tail height||3.869 m (12.69 ft)||3.89 m (12.76 ft)|
|Empty weight||6,590 kg (14,500 lb)||6,792 kg (15,000 lb)||7,265 kg (16,000 lb)||7,311 kg (16,100 lb)||7,425 kg (16,400 lb)||7,422 kg (16,400 lb)|
|Maximum take-off weight
|10,089 kg (22,200 lb)||10,189 kg (22,500 lb)||10,508 kg (23,200 lb)||10,089 kg (22,200 lb)||11,864 kg (26,200 lb)||11,973 kg (26,400 lb)||11,914 kg (26,300 lb)||12,430 kg (27,400 lb)|
|Maximum speed||1,900 km/h (1,200 mph)||2,150 km/h (1,340 mph)||Mach 2.0|
|810 m (2,660 ft) dry, or
510 m (1,670 ft) Drag Chute
|920 m (3,020 ft) dry
680 m (2,230 ft) Drag Chute
|921 m (3,022 ft) dry
678 m (2,224 ft) Drag Chute
|1,220 m (4,000 ft) dry, or
880 m (2,890 ft) Drag Chute
|Internal Fuel||2,240 L (590 US gal)||2,820 L (740 US gal)|
525 L (139 US gal)
|Air to Air Missiles
|Air to Air Rockets
|Afterburner||Ebk 65||Ebk 66||Ebk 65||Ebk 67|