Lansen, Draken, Viggen and Gripen on display at NATO Days in Ostrava
Visitors of the NATO Days and the Czech Airforce Days will be able to watch dynamic display of four generations of jet aircraft made by Saab: from the oldest to the most modern one. The oldest of all, J32 Lansen, which is also the first transonic aircraft of the Swedish origin, will be the first one to perform its dynamic display. It will be followed by the supersonic SK 35 Draken, prototyped in 1955 and manufactured until 1974, with its ground-breaking double delta-wing. Its direct successor, AJS37 Viggen that had served in the Swedish Air Force until 2006, will come as the third display. The latest generation will then be represented by JAS-39 Gripen of the Czech Air Force whose capabilities will be shown by renowned display pilot Ivo Kardoš. A joint flight of five Nordic aircraft, Sweden’s Lansen, Draken and Viggenwill, Finland’s F-18 and Denmark’s F-16, will top the bill.