J-35 Draken

Notes: The Draken was Sweden's first supersonic fighter, first flying in 1955. It has remained in service with Sweden, as the Gripen never fully replaced it, and with Austria, Denmark, and Finland. The version shown here is the multirole version, with a strike capability and use as an air-to-air fighter. The Draken is known for its rough field and small field performance, often operating from roadways. The seat is tilted back 30 degrees to help fight GLOC.

The J-35A is the base model. In the late 1950s, the Swedes developed one of the first integrated defense networks in the world; the J-35B was the first model of the Draken compatible with this network, and had a datalink system to link it to that network. The J-35C was a trainer based on the J-35C. The J-35D featured a new, more powerful engine, and a more effective radar set, as well as more fuel. The J-35E is a reconnaissance model of the J-35D. The J-35F was a substantially improved J-35D, with an improved afterburner, greatly increased fuel capacity, and improved electronics. One cannon and its ammunition have been replaced with the additional avionics. The J-35F-2 adds a FLIR. The J-35J is a further upgraded J-35F-2. The F-35 is an export model for the Danish Air Force; this version adds a laser designator and removes the capability to fire radar-homing missiles. The "missing" cannon is restored.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

J-35A/B

$2,556,011

AvG

1.7 tons

10.09 tons

1

18

Radar

Enclosed

J-35D

$2,678,396

AvG

2.2 tons

11.86 tons

1

22

Radar

Enclosed

J-35F

$4,101,406

AvG

2.5 tons

12.07 tons

1

26

Radar

Enclosed

J-35F-2

$4,947,103

AvG

2.5 tons

12.07 tons

1

28

Radar, FLIR

Enclosed

J-35J

$5,409,952

AvG

2.9 tons

12.27 tons

1

30

Radar, FLIR

Enclosed

F-35

$3,286,504

AvG

4.09 tons

12.27 tons

1

22

Radar, FLIR

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

J-35A/B

4250

1063 (120)

NA 266 6/3 60/30

2240

2329

19810

J-35D

4900

1225 (120)

NA 306 6/3 60/30

2920

3269

19810

J-35F/F-2/J/F-35

4900

1225 (120)

NA 306 6/3 60/30

4100

3269

19810

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

J-35A/B

RWR

600/550 Primitive Runway

+2

2x30mm Aden Autocannons, 5 Hardpoints

180x30mm

J-35D

RWR, HUD

600/550 Primitive Runway

+2

2x30mm Aden Autocannons, 5 Hardpoints

300x30mm

J-35F/F-2/J

RWR, HUD, Auto Track, IR Uncage

600/550 Primitive Runway

+3

30mm Aden Autocannon, 5 Hardpoints

150x30mm

F-35

RWR, HUD, Auto Track, IR Uncage, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Laser Designator

600/550 Primitive Runway

+3

30mm Aden Autocannon, 8 Hardpoints

300x30mm

J-37 Viggen

Notes: The Viggen was the Swedish's mainstay aircraft for about 20 years, and was still in common use. This version is an all-weather strike aircraft that retains its air-to-air capability. The Viggen is capable of operating from rough airstrips and short fields, and it has a short landing run since it is one of the few fighter aircraft with a thrust reverser.

The first version, the JA-37, was designed primarily as an interceptor. As such, it is optimized for the fighter role. The AJ-37 is a strike variant, with a different avionics package and no internal gun. The AJS-37 is an upgraded Viggen that blends the JA-37 and AJS-37 into one multirole aircraft; however, the primary reason for the upgrade was to make it compatible with newer weapons.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

JA-37

$3,826,723

AvG

3.6 tons

17 tons

1

26

Radar

Enclosed

AJ-37

$3,944,515

AvG

6 tons

18 tons

1

26

Radar, FLIR

Enclosed

AJS-37

$4,391,580

AvG

6 tons

17.6 tons

1

30

Radar, FLIR

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

(All)

4250

1063 (110)

NA 266 7/4 70/40

3660

5318

18000

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

JA-37

All Weather Flight, RWR, Auto Track, HUD Interface, IR Uncage, Look-Down Radar, Track While Scan

600/350m Primitive Runway

+3

30mm KCA Autocannon, 7 Hardpoints

150x30mm

AJ-37

All Weather Flight, RWR, HUD Interface, Auto Track

600/350m Primitive Runway

+3

7 Hardpoints

None

AJS-37

All Weather Flight, RWR, Auto Track, HUD Interface, IR Uncage, Look-Down Radar, Track While Scan, Laser Designator, Flare/Chaff Dispensers

600/350m Primitive Runway

+3

30mm KCA Autocannon, 7 Hardpoints

150x30mm

JAS-39 Gripen

Notes: This was Sweden's new fighter at the start of the Twilight War. It has replaced the Draken in Swedish service, but not the Viggen. It is an agile and advanced aircraft able to fulfill both fighter and attack missions.

The first version was the JAS-39A. It was then upgraded to the JAS-39C configuration, with two dedicated semirecessed AMRAAM mounts under the fuselage, a FLIR, and higher G-loading with heavy loads. In both cases, the two wingtip hardpoints may be used only for air-to-air missiles.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The Gripen was used by Sweden and South Africa during the Twilight War, and a few demonstrator models were also flown by Hungary. Most of the Gripens used during the Twilight War were JAS-39As.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

JAS-39A

$4,476,358

AvG

4.68 tons

12.5 tons

1

24

Radar

Enclosed

JAS-39C

$4,730,140

AvG

5.3 tons

14 tons

1

25

Radar, FLIR

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

(Both)

4900

1225 (95)

NA 306 9/5 90/50

3000

3787

16800

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

JAS-39A

All Weather Flight, Radar Warning Receiver, HUD, IR Uncage, Look-Down Radar, Multitarget (4), Track While Scan, Target ID, Terrain Following Radar, Auto Track

750/700m Hardened Runway

+4

27mm Mauser Autocannon, 7 Hardpoints

300x27mm

JAS-39C

All Weather Flight, Radar Warning Receiver, HUD, IR Uncage, Look-Down Radar, Multitarget (4), Track While Scan, Target ID, Terrain Following Radar, Auto Track, Flare/Chaff Dispensers

750/700m Hardened Runway

+5

27mm Mauser Autocannon, 9 Hardpoints

300x27mm