About This File
The Scandinavian Front Saab J-35S Draken Ilmavoimat Package
By Team TSF & Friends
The second and final new-build Draken order came from the Suomen Ilmavoimat (Finnish Air Force) in April 1970 for 12 all-weather interceptor 35XS (export Suomi) aircraft to be built in Finland by Valmet from Swedish "knock-down" parts. Seven J35Bs, stripped of all-weather avionics, were leased to the Ilmavoimat in 1972 as the 35BS in preparation for the new aircraft and were bought outright in 1976.
The first new build aircraft were delivered in April 1974, the last of the new aircraft arrived in 1975 and all were designated 35S. Six ex-Swedish J35Fs (as the 35FS) and three Sk35Cs (as 35CSs) were bought in 1976 at the same time as the 35BS aircraft mentioned above, and another ex-J35F (18 aircraft) and Sk35C (2 aircraft) order followed in 1984. The arrival of two-seat trainers in Finland meant that pilot conversion could now take place "at home" instead of in Sweden.
Initially Drakens were delivered to HävLLv 11 of the Hämeen Lennosto (Häme region Wing) based at Tikkakoski near Jyväskylä in central Finland. Later, HävLLv 11 relocated to the extreme north, taking up residence at the base of Rovaniemi within Lapin Lennosto (Lapland region Wing). In 1984 a second Draken unit was formed as HävLLv 21 of the Satakunnan Lennosto (Satakunta region Wing) at Pirkkala, near Tampere in south-western Finland.
This package contains three aircraft. J 35BS, J 35S & J 35S 1990 refit. They are correctly armed with Swedish-built missiles.
Have fun, Juhis!
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Unzip the contents of the 7zip files into the mod folder of your choice. Allow any overwrites.
Original 3D model by Lud von Pipper / BPAO
Skins by Paulopanz
Cockpit Adjustments by JonathanRL
Fact Checking/Loadouts by JonathanRL
J-35J "Johan" pylons by Ravenclaw007
Swedish Missiles by Ravenclaw007
NATO Pilot by Elephant
What's New in Version 1.1
- - Fixed J 35S / J 35S (90) Radar & Avionics