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posted on Nov, 4 2015 @ 10:12 PM
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I figured this would have been posted by now its that cool. So money doesn't buy happiness? I call hogwash on that, because about $500k will get you This.

A 1964 Saab Draken has come up for sale near Sacramento, California, and shes not all original either. Having undergone an extensive restoration its also had the gunsight and radar removed and a GPS system and other modern avionics added. N35350 is registered as an experimental aircraft and the new owner can also acquire an LLC allowing support from the Swedish government for parts and info.

The Saab company can put out some beautiful airframes and you`d almost think this was a modern combat aircraft with its double delta wing configuration. But the J-35 Draken first flew in the 50`s and entered service in 1960 then stayed on in a limited role until sometime in the 90`s. Mostly used in the interceptor role, but there was a version that could tote ordinance that was exported to Denmark.

So keep your Veyrons, and Aventadors. I`ll have me a classic Saab with a Volvo engine any day. That could only ever sound right in the Aviation forum.
(copyright Unknown, so i took that as being ok to use here)

Additional pics of N35350
additional info referenced from Observers Guide to Military Aircraft 1982
edit on 4-11-2015 by StratosFear because: added image




posted on Nov, 4 2015 @ 10:15 PM
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If I win the Powerball Lotto, I am SO all over this!!

Calling Miss Cleo for those numbers right now...

(FYI my wife's cat is named "Ms Cleo"... not putting my faith in hokum like phone psychics)
edit on 4-11-2015 by madmac5150 because: Call me now!!



posted on Nov, 4 2015 @ 10:28 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

Yeah put in a good word for me too, I`m looking into the going rate for slightly used organs on the black market. My brother has a few he might not need.

It will find a nice home in a climate controlled hangar somewhere out in the SW desert, hopefully do a few airshow circuits once in awhile. I`m going to try and keep up with the news on it to find out as its one of those once in a lifetime sort of aircraft I certainly don't want to miss if it does travel.



posted on Nov, 4 2015 @ 10:32 PM
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originally posted by: StratosFear
a reply to: madmac5150

Yeah put in a good word for me too, I`m looking into the going rate for slightly used organs on the black market. My brother has a few he might not need.

It will find a nice home in a climate controlled hangar somewhere out in the SW desert, hopefully do a few airshow circuits once in awhile. I`m going to try and keep up with the news on it to find out as its one of those once in a lifetime sort of aircraft I certainly don't want to miss if it does travel.


How cool would it be to invite the hateful, shallow inlaws to "come see my new Saab"!

I wonder how much for a Eurofighter??



posted on Nov, 4 2015 @ 10:40 PM
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I read that they have some old MIGS for sale too. Pretty cheap.

Dunno if they come with ejection seats though.

Cool bird the SAAB.

Bally
edit on 4-11-2015 by bally001 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 4 2015 @ 10:55 PM
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originally posted by: StratosFear
I figured this would have been posted by now its that cool. So money doesn't buy happiness? I call hogwash on that, because about $500k will get you This.

A 1964 Saab Draken has come up for sale near Sacramento, California, and shes not all original either. Having undergone an extensive restoration its also had the gunsight and radar removed and a GPS system and other modern avionics added. N35350 is registered as an experimental aircraft and the new owner can also acquire an LLC allowing support from the Swedish government for parts and info.

The Saab company can put out some beautiful airframes and you`d almost think this was a modern combat aircraft with its double delta wing configuration. But the J-35 Draken first flew in the 50`s and entered service in 1960 then stayed on in a limited role until sometime in the 90`s. Mostly used in the interceptor role, but there was a version that could tote ordinance that was exported to Denmark.

So keep your Veyrons, and Aventadors. I`ll have me a classic Saab with a Volvo engine any day. That could only ever sound right in the Aviation forum.
(copyright Unknown, so i took that as being ok to use here)

Additional pics of N35350
additional info referenced from Observers Guide to Military Aircraft 1982


Nice and its nearby too,shame about the money though.



posted on Nov, 4 2015 @ 11:08 PM
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originally posted by: StratosFear
I figured this would have been posted by now its that cool. So money doesn't buy happiness? I call hogwash on that, because about $500k will get you This.

A 1964 Saab Draken has come up for sale near Sacramento, California, and shes not all original either. Having undergone an extensive restoration its also had the gunsight and radar removed and a GPS system and other modern avionics added. N35350 is registered as an experimental aircraft and the new owner can also acquire an LLC allowing support from the Swedish government for parts and info.

The Saab company can put out some beautiful airframes and you`d almost think this was a modern combat aircraft with its double delta wing configuration. But the J-35 Draken first flew in the 50`s and entered service in 1960 then stayed on in a limited role until sometime in the 90`s. Mostly used in the interceptor role, but there was a version that could tote ordinance that was exported to Denmark.

So keep your Veyrons, and Aventadors. I`ll have me a classic Saab with a Volvo engine any day. That could only ever sound right in the Aviation forum.
(copyright Unknown, so i took that as being ok to use here)

Additional pics of N35350
additional info referenced from Observers Guide to Military Aircraft 1982


That would look awesome parked next to my Impala... guessing the wingspan would not clear the trees on our dirt road... shame... I could crank the motor in the winter to both 1. Clear my driveway of snow... and 2. Scare away moose!

Win win!



posted on Nov, 4 2015 @ 11:51 PM
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originally posted by: bally001
I read that they have some old MIGS for sale too. Pretty cheap.

Dunno if they come with ejection seats though.

Cool bird the SAAB.

Bally


Migs can be had for a couple of million, there is one guy whos name eludes me that owns a pair of Mig-29s as well as a few other older Migs and SU`s. I believe the ejection seat has been disarmed by law but not 100% sure on that one.



posted on Nov, 4 2015 @ 11:59 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

Not sure if the J35 would work so good on unimproved surfaces, injesting FOD and all, but you could use the local paved roads as a runway like the Swedes do on occasion.



posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 12:04 AM
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originally posted by: StratosFear
a reply to: madmac5150

Not sure if the J35 would work so good on unimproved surfaces, injesting FOD and all, but you could use the local paved roads as a runway like the Swedes do on occasion.


Dude, 21 years USAF... got the FOD thing worked out... FOD detecting goats!!!



posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 03:07 AM
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a reply to: StratosFear

Cheers, hey do you know if this SAAB comes with funtional ejection seat/s.

Kind regards,

Bally
edit on 5-11-2015 by bally001 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 07:36 AM
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originally posted by: StratosFear
Migs can be had for a couple of million, there is one guy whos name eludes me that owns a pair of Mig-29s as well as a few other older Migs and SU`s. I believe the ejection seat has been disarmed by law but not 100% sure on that one.


Larry Ellison the Exec. chairman of Oracle is the guy you are thinking of. Wiki link

I love the designs of Saab aircraft, they all have a look of pure power that very few other fighters have.

Re the ejection seats, I had heard that they are removed due to the dangerous nature of the seats and the near constant specialised maintenance required but I don't know if this is a legal requirement or just a prudent decision by the seller or buyer. Which is a pity because I would love to be eligible for one of these - a definite talking point for the pub.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to buy a Euromillions ticket



posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: bally001

I would say no ex-military aircraft sold for civilian use will still have the ejection seat, Zaphod would be one of the ideal members to ask but I think he is staying quiet on that because hes got a pair installed on his rig.



posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: hwedin

It maybe him but the guy I was thinking of already has his aircraft here plus several more. He owns the company that owns the aircraft and I want to say its a sort of active museum. His collection was described as larger and more well equipped than many countries out there.



posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 02:34 PM
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Details of this "Bird" (or should that be "Dragon?"). - Note: It's a PDF.........
It has also been up for sale before - prior to being "overhauled".... Link



posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: StratosFear

Section 8130.2(F) I believe is the relevant section. It's under 8130. Ejection seats must be maintained, and have a current inspection, and the aircraft had to be certified for hot seats. If all the conditions of 8130 are met there is no reason you can't have hot seats.



posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: StratosFear

The business man Don Kirlin just popped into my head during dinner, he runs a company called Air USA, perhaps it is him. I had a quick Google and couldn't find anyone else other than Paul Allen who has a single Mig 29.



posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 03:29 PM
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originally posted by: bally001
a reply to: StratosFear

Cheers, hey do you know if this SAAB comes with funtional ejection seat/s.



I bet they do, after all it's swedish ... nobody is brave like the Russians. Russian pilots, don't blink at 20G and they think ejection seats are for wooshies :-)



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 11:06 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thats why you are the FSME and Im just "he who clicks on something interesting once in awhile". Now that was a heck of a read, I didnt know the ejection seats could remain active. I thought the de-militarization of aircraft like this J-35 meant the ejection seat explosives went with all the other firepower. Hey IIRC you took a few pics of a Draken awhile back, was this the same one?

a reply to: hwedin

Thats the guy and doing a bit of searching I believe this was the article I remember him from.
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posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: StratosFear

Demilitarization only applies to the weapons systems.

No the one that I took pictures of was at Mojave. It's no longer in flying condition.



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