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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3338 times:

Does any of you guys know how many countries that used SAAB Draken before they retired?

I know Denmark and Sweden did. And we were actually pretty sad when they retired a few years ago. They have been some of the best fighters we have ever had. So it was a shame to see them go.
But thankfully I see one everytime I drive past the gate to Karup Air Base. They use one for decoration now. And that is a great sight  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

Should have been Sweden, Denmark, Austria, and the Miller Brewing Company.


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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

Miller Brewing Company????

Were Sweden, Denmark and Austria the only one who used Draken? I thougt there were more countries using them.
But what does Miller Brewing company use them for? Private Jet or what?


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

They used one for a superbowl add and I think it was the one they used as the opposing aircraft in the movie, "Firehawks"


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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3183 times:

Haha!! You got to be kidding me??? Big grin
It's a shame to see that picture above. It really doesn't look good anymore.
I hope they have repainted it and use it for collection item.


User currently offlineSKYMASTER From Denmark, joined Apr 2001, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

L-188.
You for got the Finnish Air Force.
As civil operators Flight Test Dynamics, National Testpilot School and Flight Research Inc have operated several former Danish Drakens.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

Dammit I knew I forgot one.

I forgot to mention that the Miller Brewing Company Drakens where proposed to be used on a stike on Golden Colorado Big grin


But it was called off.



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User currently offlineAFHokie From United States of America, joined May 2004, 224 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

L-188 I thought the strike was scheduled on St. Louis and the Busch plant

:D


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Sorry to get off topic but did you hear about that black bear in Washington State this week that raided a bunch of coolers and ended up drinking 36 cans of Ranier beer before he passed out, he tried one Busch can then left the others  Laugh out loud


No I am not making that up.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/West/08/18/bear.beer.reut/index.html




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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

Holy shit!! 36 beers! Damn I want to drink together with that bear once. I'm sure he could learn me how to drink like a real man.

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Fritzi



PS... No wonder the bear left the Busch out. They really taste of nothing Big grin


User currently offlineBENNETT123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7605 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

How many Saab Draken are still flying.

User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1303 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 2919 times:
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Yeah..Finland operated 47 with no losses in service.


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 6 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

That bear story - wasn't that a Lord Buckley routine? "I'm God's own drunk and a fearless man!"

Skip Holm had a Drakken at the Reno Air Races last year. Really a good looking plane up close. Who owned that one?




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User currently offlineBeowulf From Singapore, joined Jul 2003, 734 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

Hi guys,

Let me point out that Austria still uses the Draaken. There are plans (and a signed contract) to replace it with the Eurofighter, but as we speak, the Draaken are still in use by the Austrian military. And no, this is neither a joke nor am I drunk.

Nick


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

SAAB Draken was one hell of a fighter IMO, and very estetic looking...

Just my 25 öre

Micke/SE  Big thumbs up



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