Saab 35XD Draken: “Pretty little girl with the red dress on”.

Utterly impressive photo taken at Karup (Denmark) days before Xmas 1991. 41 of the 43 surviving Danish F-35 Drakens of the Eskadrille 725 and 729 together. The 725 was disbanded shortly afterwards, followed two years later by the 729. The red one, “Lisbon 725” (named after the ESK 725 radio callsign), had been painted in that stunning colour without official permission to celebrate the unit 40th anniversary. The authorities allowed them to retain the livery, with some code and national insignia modification, for the rest of the year. She was plainly irresistible.

Photo: Flyvevåbnet.

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