1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – Saab 35 Draken (Kite or Dragon) Sweden – Length: 8" Wingspan: 5.25”
This Draken model is a single seat airplane, the cockpit is permanently closed and there are no pilot/crew figures. The landing gear is optional, one can attach the landing gear or cover the wheel wells. There is a basic plastic stand included.
For this model, the fuselage is made of metal while the wings and other smaller parts are made of plastic.
This model has some weapons/accessories already attached to the wings and fuselage. The weapons are already attached to the wings
The maker of the model, DeAgostini, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very crisp and one can see the little dots that represent the rivets holding down the panels.
The packaging is quite basic, the model comes packed between two transparent plastic clam shells and these are attach to a cardboard background. The clam shells are quite strong and keep the model safe for shipping.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal, it also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The package measures 9" x 9" x 4"
The Saab 35 Draken ("kite" or "dragon")[Nb 1] was a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by Saabbetween 1955 and 1974. The Draken was built to replace the Saab J 29 Tunnan and, later, the fighter variant (J 32B) of the Saab 32 Lansen. The indigenous J 35 was an effective supersonic Cold War fighter that was also successfully exported to Austria, Denmark, Finland, and to the United States as a test pilot training aircraft.
The Draken was the first fully supersonic aircraft to be deployed in Western Europe.