J 35 Dragon Hunt version

SAAB J 35 Dragon Hunting


The first flight with the SAAB 35 was made in the fall of 1955.

It was the world's first mass-produced double-delta aircraft.

The 35 system was initially developed as a high-altitude fighter aircraft.

As the threat picture was changed, the aircraft was increasingly used even at the lowest altitude. In addition to the fighter versions J 35A, J 35B, J 35D and J 35F, the Dragon has been produced in the reconnaissance version SK 35C. The final version, the J35J was modified from the J 35F and fitted with two new beam, one under each inner wing. In addition, the J 35J was equipped with more modern avionics. In Sweden, the J 35J was taken out of operational service in December 1998.

A total of 615 Dragon was produced, twelve under license in Finland.


Data for: J35J


Length:                         15,34 m

Span:                             9.42 m

Wing surface:              49 m2

Height:                          3.89 m

Track width:                  2.70 m

Wheelbase:                  4,00 m

Empty weight:              7.4 tonnes

Internal fuel:                 2.3 tons

Extra tanks:                   1,7 ton

Beam places:               6

Load external:              2 ton

Crew:                             1

Max startvikt:               12,5 ton

Motor:                           1 x Volvo Aero RM6C (Rolls                                              Royce Avon) single current

Traction force:              1 x 55.4 kN, 1 x 5650 kp

With afterburner:         1 x 76.8 kN, 1 x 7750 kp

Charge: +7 (G)

Maximum speed high:   M2

Radius of action:          1000 km

Range:                           3250 km


Radar:                          hunting radar Ericsson PS-                                                011/A

IR:                                  IR scout 71N

Armament akan:         Aden 30-mm

Number of shots:        120

Hunt:                             jrak, RB 27

Presence:                    Sweden, Finland, Austria,                                                  Denmark