Saab 35XD Draken: Star War’s Stuff.

The 35XD was the Danish Draken’s export version. Under that designation the Danish bought three different types: single-seat strike aircrafts, two-seat trainers and reconnaissance aircrafts. The Danish Draken were heavily modified as strike aircraft. With that in mind these Drakens gained a new redesigned outerwings -to improve its weapon load- and  specific attack electronic; losing the Swedish variant’s radar in the process.
The incomparable “double-delta” -a delta within a bigger delta- wing platform in all its splendor in this Esk 729 example. Photo taken in 1989 during a NATO exercise at the Karup Air Station.

Photo: SGT Louis Briscese.

Never enough.


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  1. Pingback: Saab 35XD Draken: “Pretty little girl with the red dress on”. | The Dreamy Dodo

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