You can find the tail auxiliary undercarriage and the wheel well details of an Austrian Saab J-35 Draken in this post.
For better orientation of the reader, the whole article is divided into two sections – depending on the side from which the photographs were made.
I/ As seen from the left (port) side of the plane.
This is a sequence of 5 photographs of the Tail undercarriage – photographed from Drakens left side. Firstly the camera is looking more toward the nose, gradually turning to the right and toward the tail section:
Two additional pictures from my friend Juraj depict the same area, but the angle differs slightly, so you can see more details. Please do not miss the lower left airbrake framed by yellow-and-black bars – and the adjacent marks (upper left corners):
Here the structure of the tail undercarriage double-strut weldment can be seen. The red light placed just forward to the undercarriage front door is visible in detail too. Please do not miss also the (right) wing aileron and flap hinges, not fully closed lower right airbrake and the flap side structure:
And the same area but photographed from a different angle – to see the undercarriage strut weldment & actuator attachment details. The lower (left) airbrake is partly visible too (upper left portion of the photograph):
This is a close-up of the Tail undercarriage well (left) door, while looking up and backwards – toward the tail pipe section. Please note the door actuator and lock:
Now we can crawl under the Draken fuselage to see it from the opposite side. Here you are.
II/ As seen from the right (starboard) side of the plane.
And again, we will firstly look toward the Draken nose section. Then gradually turning to the left and toward the tail section:
That is all for this time. Hopefully the posted info wold be helpful to all of you improving the Draken model kit. Please also see the previous articles dedicated to Draken details – which are embedded into the References category.
My older Austrian Draken walkaround can be found here.
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Text Copyright © 2012 by Marcel Meres.
Images Copyright © 2012 by Marcel Meres and Juraj Bojkovsky.