The first fully supersonic aircraft deployed in Western Europe, the Saab Draken was a Swedish fighter manufactured from 1955 to 1974. The Cold War aircraft, in addition to seeing service in Sweden, was a successful export to Austria, Denmark, Finland, and to the United States as a trainer. It remained in Swedish service until the late 1980s when its predecessor, the Viggen, had all but replaced it; the Draken did, however, continue operating with the Austrian Air Force until 2005.
This limited edition, 1/72 scale, die cast model — replicating a Swedish-flown Draken draped in an eye-catching metallic paint scheme — features engraved panel lines, a glazed canopy, a well-equipped cockpit, a pitot tube, fuselage-mounted weaponry, a detailed exhaust nozzle and air intakes, extended landing gear, authentic markings, and a mid-flight display stand. Measures approximately 8¼" long with a 5¼" wingspan.