Saab J35XS

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This page is about the premium Swedish jet fighter Saab J35XS. For other versions, see SAAB 35 Draken (Family).
Saab J35XS
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The Saab J35XS Draken is a premium gift rank VII Swedish jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB) and 10.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Apex Predators".

Though under the Swedish line, it is a Finnish aircraft, as the XS stands for Export Suomi.

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 9 000 m2 250 km/h
Turn time25 s
Max altitude12 500 m
EngineSvenska Flygmotor RM 6С
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight14 t

The Saab J35XS turns very fast, however turning too fast at lower speeds can also lead to a "superstall", which may cause a crash. Tight turns also lead to a significant loss of energy/speed.

Being that the Saab J35XS is also a double-delta wing, it's sustained turn rate is fantastic, but leaves the aircraft in a much-to-be-desired energy and speed state. An issue most pilots may run into in a dogfight is an issue with only one sidemounted Akan m/55 30mm, making getting good shots in a dogfight difficult.

Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 9,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock ___ ___ 12500 __._ __._ __._ __._ 900
Upgraded 2,390 2,250 24.1 25.0 208.2 177.0


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1,417 500 - - - ~13 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 850 < 700 < 700 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Svenska Flygmotor RM 6C 1 8,255 kg 210 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight (each) Type 6m fuel 20m fuel 21m fuel
1,400 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 8,909 kg 10,284 kg 10,435 kg 11,634 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 6m fuel 20m fuel 21m fuel MGW
Stationary 5,575 kgf 8,028 kgf 0.90 0.78 0.77 0.70
Optimal 5,575 kgf
(0 km/h)
10,126 kgf
(1,250 km/h)
1.14 0.98 0.97 0.88

Survivability and armour

Aircraft countermeasures to distract IR and radar-guided missiles and also AA radar
Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear500 km/h

As with all delta or double-delta wing configurations, your silhouette is significantly larger than other contemporary aircraft you'll face from 9.7-11.7. The fuel tanks are located close to the center of the fuselage, meaning that most rounds that connect with your aircraft will likely cause you to burn up. The engine is also massive and fragile, meaning that even a glancing blow from an enemy's gun can critically damage your engine.

Flight characteristics are also heavily damaged with even minor damage to the wings, particularly if the damage is uneven, greatly increasing the chances of getting into a irrecoverable flatspin. As with most aircraft of the BR, you will not be able to survive a missile if it comes into contact with your aircraft.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 147 Sl icon.png
RB6 206 Sl icon.png
SB5 875 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 160 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces2 150 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 130 / 310 / 600 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 232 / 232 / 232 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Mods jet engine.png
Mods g suit.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Mods armor frame.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
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Mods jet engine extinguisher.png
Mods ammo.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png


Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon RedXCross.png Icon RedXCross.png

Offensive armament

Main article: Akan m/55 (30 mm)

The Saab J35XS is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 1 x 30 mm Akan m/55 cannon, wing-mounted (120 rpg)
    • 1 x 30 mm Akan m/55 cannon + 12 x large calibre countermeasures

Suspended armament

Main articles: RB24, RB24J, m/56D, srak m/57B

The Saab J35XS can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:

  • Without load
  • 6 x RB24J missiles
  • 12 x m/56D rockets
  • 76 x srak m/57B rockets
  • 4 x RB24J missiles + 76 x srak m/57B rockets
  • 4 x RB24J missiles + 12 x m/56D rockets
  • 2 x RB24J missiles + 8 x m/56D rockets + 76 x srak m/57B rockets

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Hardpoints Saab J35XS.png
m/56D rockets 4, 6 4, 6
srak m/57B rockets 19 19 19 19
RB24 missiles 1 1 1 1 1 1
RB24J missiles 1 1 1 1 1 1

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons


  • Decent speed
  • Effective high calibre flares/chaffs
  • Great turn rate at low speeds
  • Extremely powerful in a downtier
  • Has IRST
  • 6 good missles


  • Bleeds speed fast
  • Janky gun placement makes it hard to aim
  • Inadequate performance in uptiers
  • Very limited count of flares/chaffs
  • Average turn speed above ~900 km/h
  • No tracers in any of the gun belts
  • No RWR


The SAAB J-35XS (Xerxes Sigurd/Export Suomi) is a Finnish export of the Swedish J35F interceptor. During and after 1970, Sweden provided second hand J35's to the Finnish Air Force. The first wave of exported Drakens were put into service on 1972, while the first J35 assembled under licence by Valmet was finished on March 12th, 1974. A unique feature to the Finnish variants was the ability to mount Soviet R-13M missiles, along with countermeasures such as flares and chaff.



See also

Related development

External links

Swedish Aeroplane Company Ltd. (SAAB)
Fighters  J21A-1 · J21A-2 · A21A-3
Jet fighters  A21RB · J21RA · J29A · A29B · J29D · J29F · J32B · J35A · J35D · JA37C · JA37D
Jet attackers  A32A · A32A Röd Adam · AJ37 · AJS37 · SAAB-105G · SK60B
Bombers  B17A · B17B · S17BS
Dive-bombers  B3C · B18A · B18B · T18B · T18B (57)
Export  SAAB-105OE · Saab J35XS

Sweden jet aircraft
Fighters  J21RA
  J29A · A29B · J29D · J29F
  J35A · J35D
  JA37C · JA37D
Strike aircraft  A21RB
  A32A · A32A Röd Adam
  AJ37 · AJS37
  SK60B · SAAB-105G
Export  SAAB-105OE
Finland  ▄Vampire FB 52A · ▄MiG-21bis · Saab J35XS

Sweden premium aircraft
Fighters  Iacobi's J8A · ▄Fokker D.XXI · Mörkö-Morane · VL Myrsky II · J26 David · VL Pyörremyrsky · ▄Bf 109 G-6
Jet fighters  J29D · J35A · Saab J35XS
Strike aircraft  SAAB-105OE · A32A Röd Adam
Bomber  ▄Ar 196 A-5