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Draken by babynuke Draken by babynuke
This is one of the oldest military jet designs still in use today. Not for much longer though.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
A real classic. It has been one of my favorites ever since I was a little kid. I like the head-on perspective.
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babynuke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, it's a great plane - sadly less impressed with the quality of the shot :(
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
The US takes lots of great planes out of service every year...mostly to create a need for state-of-the-art replacements to keep the defense contractors happy. The F-8 Crusader, F-4 Phantom, and others were still perfectly good planes when they had their retirement parties. I'm glad there are some countries that use their defense equipment for the maximum allowable service life instead of bowing to political pressures from the likes of Boeing, Lockheed, etc...
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TomCatDriver Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
oldie but a goodie! i think Austria still has some on active service! those who did buy these birds certainly got their money,s worth and more. perhaps SAAB might consider cutting some metal and building some new ones......! a fanjet powered Draken could still be a viable machine for a long time to come!
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dadiodude Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005   Photographer
That's an interesting shot of a Swedish Draken. It's first flight was in 1955.
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WalterMB Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
Very good shot, really!
Where is it?
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babynuke Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Air show at the Dutch air force base "Gilze-Rijen".
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