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The Flame Spitting Saab 35 Draken at Waddington 2014

The Flame Spitting Saab 35 Draken at Waddington 2014
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Uploaded: Jul 06, 2015
Video Credit: Air Force

The Saab 35 Draken is a fighter aircraft from Sweden manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. The Saab 35 Draken was built to replace the Saab J 29 Tunnan and it was designed to have speed 50% greater than any fighter aircraft entering service at that time. The maiden flight of the Saab 35 Draken took place on the 25th of October 1955 and it went into service on the 8th of March 1960. Primary users were the Swedish Air Force, Austrian Air Force, Finnish Air Force and Royal Danish Air Force. There were 651 Saab 35 Draken produced. The Saab 35 Draken retired from military service and in 2005 the Draken already retired from its service to the Austrian Air Force. Cost per unit was approx. 25 to 30 million USD.


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