1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – Saab 35 Draken (Kite or Dragon) Sweden – Length: 8" Wingspan: 5.25”
This Draken model is a single seat aircraft and includes one pilot figure. The cockpit cannot open. The landing gear is fixed in its extended position. A stand where the model can be attached for display is included.
The maker of the model, Aviation72, really did a good job with the model, the diecast metal construction feels quite heavy. The panel lines and details are very clear and crisp.
The packaging labels these model as "Collectible Product" and "Not suitable for children under 14 years".
The box measures 8 inches by 8 inches by 4 inches.
The Saab 35 Draken ("kite" or "dragon") 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.