Saab J 35B Draken cockpit
March 11, 2016 in Uncategorized
At the missile museum in Arboga, Sweden, one may see and play with a whole assortment of things. The biggest “toy” is the J 35B Draken simulator, a real front section still having all its knobs and dials. Many of the functions are hooked up to a computer and thus responding accordingly to the actual setting. If you want to you may fly a sortie, fire missiles and get vectors back to airfield by an operator. Last photo is of the operator´s desk and the “radar image” for him to know where you are and what other aircraft that may be in your way. A sortie can be quite tough and make your leg go all wobbly once you get out of the cockpit. A slight neausious feeling may linger for quite a while as your brain records all turning around as actual and not only as a computer generated film. First photo shows your plane parked under a shelter waiting for next sortie. If you take a look at the ejection seat you may notice the angle is reclined well backward, a feature incorporated way before the F-16 Fighting Falcon was designed.
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