The J 35D Draken is a single-engine, single-seat, double-delta winged supersonic fighter developed by SAAB for the Flygvapnet. The Draken series was developed during the first half of the 1950's, and the J 35 was first flown in 1955. It was Europe's first genuinely supersonic fighter and was a considerable aerodynamic achievement for the time. The double-delta wing provided excellent surface area (and subsequently low wing loading) and a decent internal fuel supply for a fighter its size. The J 35D was improved from former builds with a newer, more powerful RM6C afterburning turbojet engine, enlarged air inlets, a new PS-03 radar, twin Aden M/55 cannons and a zero-zero ejection seat.
The J 35D Draken is an inexpensive air superiority fighter available to Swedish and NATO decks. Armed with twin ADEN 30 cannons and 20 air to air rockets, the J 35D is a unique aircraft, being one of the only fighters in AirLand Battle to carry an unguided aerial rocket armament. The J 35D carries no ECM and no guided air-to-air missile compliment, leaving it vulnerable to long range SAMs and enemy fighters in general. At only 40 points per fighter, the J 35D provides a viable, inexpensive helicopter hunting option, but the player may find more value in the 55-point J 35F, which carries the same cannons and aerial rockets, but also two Falcon missiles.
The J 35D Draken in Wargame: Red Dragon is an inexpensive air superiority fighter available to Swedish and BLUFOR decks. It is armed with a single ADEN 30 cannon, and 20 aerial rockets. Its characteristics are largely unchanged from AirLand Battle; the type still carries no ECM and no guided air-to-air missile compliment. For 10 points more, the J 35F may be the better value, as it carries the same armament, but also two Falcon missiles.