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Saab J-35F Fighter Jet in Rural Finland



This Swedish fighter aircraft, known as The Draken, was developed and manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. It was the first fully supersonic aircraft to be deployed in Western Europe.

The Draken replaced Sweden's first generation of jet-powered fighter aircraft and featured an innovative double delta wing. It was introduced into service with the Swedish Air Force on March 8, 1960.

Early models were intended purely to perform air defence missions, as the type was widely considered to be a more than capable dogfighter for the era. But eventually, as a consequence of cutbacks and high maintenance costs, the SAF opted to retire the Draken.