The Saab Draken
) or Saab 35
is a Swedish fighter aircraft
manufactured by Saab
. The Draken was built to replace the Saab Tunnan.
As the jet era started Sweden saw the need for a jet fighter that could intercept bombers at high altitude, but also take on fighters. The concept is similar to the US Air Force' F-104 Starfighter.
It was later replaced by the Saab Viggen in Swedish service although it remains in limited numbers in both military (in for instance Austria) and civilian service.
See also: Swedish Air Force