(Image: Alan Wilson. Retired Saab Draken and Viggen jets by E4 road, Sweden)
It’s amazing how much history lies alongside the roads and highways of the world. This pair of decommissioned fighter jets from the Cold War period are sure to turn some heads, and passing motorists with a weakness for all things aviation may wish to pull over and take a closer look. The warplanes – a Saab J 35F1 Draken (right) and the larger Saab 37 Viggen – are both former Swedish Air Force machines that entered service in the 1950s and ’60s respectively.
The retired Swedish combat jets, serial numbers 35477 and 37367, are located about five miles east of Linkoping City Airport on the main E4 road. According to photographer Alan Wilson: “The tail codes obviously follow the model numbers, however the Draken carries F3 unit markings and the Viggen carries F16 markings.”
(Image: Albert Jankowski)
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