The Saab 35 Draken was developed during the 1940s and 1950s to replace Sweden’s first generation of jet-powered fighter aircraft and features a unique double delta wing. Developed in Sweden, the Draken was introduced into service with the Swedish Air Force in 1960.
The Draken functioned as an effective supersonic fighter aircraft of the Cold War period. In Swedish service, it underwent several upgrades, the ultimate of these being the J 35J model. By the 1980s, the Drakens had largely been replaced by the more advanced Saab 37 Viggen fighter. The Draken was also exported to Austria, Denmark, Finland, and the United States; the last operated the type as a training aircraft for test pilots.