The "Draken" family reunion. (my wish from the upcoming update that is soon here)

For its interceptor legacy, It nowadays faces Great challenges in War Thunder’s current meta. Adversaries armed to the teeth with modern weaponry, such as all-aspect missiles and radar-guided systems, the Draken’s current battle rating of 10.7 places it at a distinct disadvantage. Since Gaijin decided to place a late 50s aircraft where These weapons are bogles my mind.
Anyhow to bolster its effectiveness, the J35F and J35J variants offer potent solutions.

J35F:

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  • Purpose: Designed to counter threats like the TU-26 (Tu-22M) Backfire.
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  • Armament:

    • 30mm AKAN M/55 cannon (120-round magazine)

    • RB27 (AIM-4 Falcon), RB28 (AIM-4 Falcon), and RB24J (AIM-9 Sidewinder) missiles
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    • JRAK (NATO designation: none) and ARAK (NATO designation: none) rockets
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    • Drop tanks

  • Missile Mounting Points:

    • Wings: F5H, F5V (RB missiles), S5V, S5H (RB24J missiles)
    • Fuselage: S5K, F5K (RB27, RB28 missiles), J5K (JRAK rockets), A5 (ARAK rockets)

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  • Avionics: Advanced targeting system, STRIL 60 compatibility for centralized control.

J35J:

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  • Enhancements: Modernized radar and IR tracking, armament, and avionics systems.

  • Armament: Similar to J35F but with upgraded capabilities.

  • Missile Mounting Points:

    • Wings: F5H, F5V (RB missiles), S5V, S5H (RB24J missiles)
    • Fuselage: S5K, F5K (RB27, RB28 missiles), J5K (JRAK rockets), A5 (ARAK rockets)

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  • Integration: Seamlessly integrated avionics, STRIL 60 support for precision missions.

Conclusion:

Introducing the J35F and J35J variants revitalizes the Draken family, offering players enhanced gameplay opportunities. From intercepting enemy threats to launching precision strikes, the Draken reunion promises excitement in War Thunder’s skies.

  • Author’s Note: This proposal is based on historical data and analysis, aiming to enhance gameplay realism and diversity within War Thunder’s aviation ecosystem.
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Interesting addition for the swedish tech tree, more variants for the drakens would be nice.

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