The Saab jet was originally designed for air defense with an equipped camera and radar. But with extraordinary speed and air-to-air missiles, it soon became used as a prominent fighter. The fastest of the Saab jets could handle speeds of Mach
The Swedes make some amazing flying machines, like the Saab 35 Draken photographed above by Tony Osborne, London Bureau Chief for Aviation Week. It's so striking it doesn't even seem real. It feels more like a space fighter than a plane from Earth. Check out this gallery.