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    Default SAAB J35J & J35F Draken missile armament

    The Innards of a Swedish Built AIM-4C





    From the Left AIM-9B AIM-9J HM-58 AIM-4C
    This image is also on Wikipedia since i thought the Draken article needed it, it's taken at the small Arboga Missile Museum.






    The two falcon missiles that where carried only by the J35F and J35J the AIM-4C could at-least be slaved to the radar which the AIM-9J couldn't because the Draken didn't have the on-board electronics for that.
    Note the obvious lack of Proximity fuze on the AIM-4C

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    In the US the fat one carried a nuke. (AIM-26A)

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    Ours didn't
    It probably should have since the Draken radar was susceptible to all known forms of Soviet jamming until the Hawe modifications in the mid 80's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkwand View Post
    Ours didn't
    It probably should have since the Draken radar was susceptible to all known forms of Soviet jamming until the Hawe modifications in the mid 80's
    As far as I know, the F-102 Delta Dagger was the only aircraft to carry the AIM-26A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    As far as I know, the F-102 Delta Dagger was the only aircraft to carry the AIM-26A.
    I could swear that F-89 Scorpions also carried tge AIM-26, or at least something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked_hind View Post
    I could swear that F-89 Scorpions also carried tge AIM-26, or at least something similar.
    F-89, F-101, and F-106 carried Genie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    F-89, F-101, and F-106 carried Genie.
    I knew it was either one or the other. Thanks for clarifying.

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    Nice share, thanks!

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    Never really liked the Draken. Viggen looks alot better. Tho I think we used/use a Swedish made version of the AIM-26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaderGurka View Post
    Never really liked the Draken. Viggen looks alot better. Tho I think we used/use a Swedish made version of the AIM-26.
    They where built and assembled by Bofors, there are pictures of the assembly line in the "Bofors 350 Years" book. Though I'm guessing some components had to be imported.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaderGurka View Post
    Never really liked the Draken. Viggen looks alot better. Tho I think we used/use a Swedish made version of the AIM-26.
    AIM-26Bs. (Conventional version.)

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