The J 35F 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 35F became the definitive fighter variant of the J 35 family, equipped with a Hughes N71 pulse-doppler radar for use with semi-active Falcon AAMs, and a new avionics suite. The type was delivered from 1965 to 1972.
The J 35F Draken is an inexpensive air superiority fighter available to Swedish and NATO decks. The type is in essence an updated J 35D, carrying an ADEN 30 cannon, twenty Jaktraket aerial rockets, and two Rb 28 Falcon missiles. The type carries no ECM, and is thus vulnerable to long range SAMs and enemy fighters in general. While the J 35F is not well equipped to engage with most mid-range or better fighters, the type is an expedient helicopter hunting option with its unique mix of guns, aerial rockets, and guided missiles. At only 55 points per aircraft, good tactics and timing can help a player capitalize with the J 35F against advanced helicopters, and at minimal point risk if the aircraft is shot down.
The J 35F Draken has been changed to a Multirole Combat Aircraft in Wargame: Red Dragon. The type carries an assortment of aerial and air-to-surface rockets, complimented by its 30mm cannons. The type is, in essence, a more capable J 35D, able to hit ground or aerial targets with rockets.