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Saab J 35D Draken
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Recorded on 25th of February 2009
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Saab J 35D Draken – start engine and taxiing

J 35D Draken Jet engine Rolls-Royce Avon 300

Taxiing, also sometimes written "taxying", is the movement of an aircraft on the ground, under its own power, in contrast to towing or push-back where the aircraft is moved by a tug. The aircraft usually moves on wheels, but the term also includes aircraft with skis or floats (for water-based travel).

The Saab 35 Draken (English: "Kite", ambiguous with ‌"Dragon") was a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. The Draken was built to replace the Saab J 29 Tunnan and, later, the fighter variant of the Saab 32 Lansen. The indigenous J 35 was an effective supersonic Cold War fighter that was also successfully exported to Austria, Denmark and Finland.

J 35D Draken is a fighter version, delivered between 1963–1964, total production: 120. The aircraft had a new and more powerful Rolls-Royce Avon 300 (RM 6C), which could deliver 77.3 kN thrust when using its afterburner. This was also the fastest Draken version, capable of accelerating until out of fuel. It was also the last Draken to carry two cannons.

Role Fighter aircraft
National origin: Sweden
Manufacturer: Saab
First flight: 25 October 1955
Introduction: 8 March 1960
Retired: 2005 (Austria)
Status: Retired from military service
Primary users:
Swedish Air Force
Austrian Air Force
Finnish Air Force
Royal Danish Air Force
Produced: 1955–74
Number built 651

Sound recordist: Rune Malmberg.
Sounds donated by Swedish Air Force museum in Linköping (Flygvapenmuseum)
Photographer: David Birkas from Budapest, Hungary, piture from Wiki Commons

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