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Offline Ed S

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SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« on: April 04, 2015, 06:37:27 pm »
So I'm starting a day late. Stuff happens.  I've got an old Airfix SAAB Draken that will become a USAF Aggressor.



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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 07:08:01 pm »
Sounds like fun! Decided on just which paint scheme yet?
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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2015, 04:44:27 am »
IIRC, I saw a Saab 35 as USAF Aggressor with a Ferris scheme somewhere (analogue to the USN's F-4S). Curious how this will turn out?  :lol:

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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 04:20:00 am »
Another interesting choice ! Look forward to seeing this one, can only imagine how much fun it would have been to fly and fight against.

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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015, 04:29:11 pm »
One of these kits has been in a local newsagents' for ages....this may tempt me into buying it. Looking forward to your updates, Ed!
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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015, 05:17:06 pm »
Today's status. It's assembled and ready to mask the canopy and start painting.



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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2015, 07:39:39 pm »
Not bad on the cockpit  :thumbsup:

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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 07:48:43 am »
Some inspiration... another "blast from the past" in US aggressor service!


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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2015, 02:31:29 pm »
Some inspiration... another "blast from the past" in US aggressor service!



What plane is that?

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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2015, 02:36:07 pm »
Some inspiration... another "blast from the past" in US aggressor service!



What plane is that?

WHAAAAAT!??  :o

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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2015, 05:31:01 pm »
Some inspiration... another "blast from the past" in US aggressor service!



What plane is that?

WHAAAAAT!??  :o

It's a Hawker Hunter, arguably the best looking jet of the 50s-60s!!!

Oh  :o Sorry I had no Idea what it was

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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2015, 05:57:18 pm »
http://www.atacusa.com/l_39.html

This gives a brief description and explains the company that flies the Hunters and other aircraft as contractors to the US government.
The history of the Hawker Hunter is a good read.
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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2015, 03:21:03 pm »
http://www.atacusa.com/l_39.html

This gives a brief description and explains the company that flies the Hunters and other aircraft as contractors to the US government.
The history of the Hawker Hunter is a good read.

They're using those hunter for Aggressors?

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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2015, 03:29:58 pm »
Along with the Skyhawks and L-39s. I think if I read it right most of it is electronic warfare simulation vs air combat maneuvering. Nice paint schemes too.
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Re: SAAB J-35 Draken Aggressor
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2015, 03:46:01 pm »
Along with the Skyhawks and L-39s. I think if I read it right most of it is electronic warfare simulation vs air combat maneuvering. Nice paint schemes too.

That sounds great