Saab 35 Draken - Possible Storing of Surplus Drakens For Finland

Possible Storing of Surplus Drakens For Finland

In 2011 the journalist Mikael Holmström released the book "Den dolda alliansen" ("The Hidden Alliance" - in English) about Sweden's relations with NATO during the cold war. In it he made claims that Sweden had stored surplus Draken aircraft intended for use by Finland in the case of Soviet aggression. Sweden operated the J35B and J35F with the J35B being withdrawn in 1976 and the last J35F in 1991 there would be aircraft available to theoretically make this possible but unverified.

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