SAAB S-35E / R-35 Draken

Danish RF-35 Draken with Red Baron pod

The SAAB 35 Draken was developed as a result of a 1949 requirement to develop an indiginous fighter for the Swedish airforce as a replacement for the SAAB J29 Tunnan. The unusual double-delta design first flew on 25 Oct 1955 and was powered by a licensed built version of the RR Avon turbojet.

A dedicated reconnaissance version, designated the S-35E, was equipped with 5 camera's in the nose. The aircraft was sold to a number of different European countries. The Danish reconnaissance version, designated the RF-35, was equipped with a nose camera and often carried the ‘Red Baron’ pod for infra-red photography.