The SAAB J-35 Draken was a single-seater, Swedish-made fighter plane with an all-metal, half-shell structure with wings in the so-called double delta. The drive was provided by a single Volvo Flygmotor RM-6-C engine. The flight of the prototype took place in 1955, and serial production continued in 1955-1974. During its course, about 650 aircraft of this type were created. By 1999, all J-35s were decommissioned.
The SAAB J-35 Draken was created as a result of the Swedish air force's demand announced in 1949 for an aircraft capable of operating in all weather conditions, at high altitudes and with high maximum speed. High ergonomics of the machine and ease of use were also required. As a result, one of the best hunting machines of the 1950s and 1960s was created, with great parameters and performance, high flight speed, as well as excellent maneuverability. Several versions of this machine were created in the course of serial production. The first mass-produced was the J-35A. The avionics in the J-35B version was changed, attacks on ground targets were made possible, but externally it was almost the same as the "A" version. The version with the best performance and the highest maximum speed was the J-35D. The J-35 was exported to Austria, Denmark and Finland.