The 3D model for Draken was modeled in Autodesk Gmax based on original Saab drawings and technical manuals, numerous photos, and many hours spent in Draken cockpits.
The textures were mostly hand-painted in Adobe Photoshop based on photos and illustrations. Photos were not used directly for texturing, with the exception of some minor parts of the panel backgrounds and some of the decals on the wings and tail fin. All photos are either taken by Bookmark or in the public domain.
We have not knowingly put anything into Draken that we do not have the right to use and distribute, but there is always the possibility that we overlooked something. If you find anything in the installation package (or in this manual) that you belive is a copyright violation on our part, please let us know.
The virtual cockpit is (in our eyes at least) a realistic rendering of what you would see in the real 35J cockpit. Some compromises regarding the placement of items in the cockpit were necessary to allow for better functionality, such as relocating some panels that otherwise would have been obscured.
If you move your eyepoint around in the VC you can see some parts of the wings and fuselage. People using headtracking applications such as TrackIR or Freetrack may appreciate this.
The exterior models and texture sets in this installation package include four distinguished aircraft from the 10th Swedish Air Force wing (F10) in Ängelholm, Sweden:
The last J 35J to be flown by the Swedish Air Force. It is now on display at Ängelholm Air Museum in the original grey/green camo painting scheme.
This aircraft was painted yellow with the black swordfish emblem of the 3rd Draken squadron at F10, Johan Gul (yellow), for the stand-down ceremony in 1999. It is now on display at the Estonian Aviation Museum in Tartu, Estonia.
This was the last 35F2 to be converted to 35J in 1991. It has the matte grey paint used during the final years at the F10 wing. This aircraft is still maintained in excellent condition with registration SE-DXR and flown at air displays, making it the last flying J 35J.
This aircraft did the final operational 35J sortie (together with F 10-43) in 1999. It was scrapped a few years later along with most other remaining Drakens.
A repaint kit is available as a separate download. It consists of a number of multi-layered PSD files and three custom fonts for lettering.
When creating textures with the repaint kit you may find that the texture mapping of the model is not optimal. You are welcome to send us suggestions on how to improve this.
You are allowed to create and share your own textures for Draken as long as they are freeware. You may not create any kind of commercial product derived from a Bookmark product.
Your distribution must include a document that credits Bookmark Simulations as the the copyright owner of the original texture files.
You may include the textures from the original Draken installation with your own textures, provided that you include proper credits as stated above.
You may not redistribute the repaint kit itself or any part of it without the written consent of Bookmark. If you want to make customized (pre-configured) repaint kits for a virtual airforce, aerobatic team, etc., please contact Bookmark.
You may not include the aircraft model, gauges, or any other part of the original installation with your repaints except for the textures.
Read the End User License Agreement (EULA) before you share any repaints. If you still have doubts about what you are allowed to do, please contact us.
The three included TrueType fonts can be used for creating lettering in your repaints.
Please note that the EULA also applies to the fonts. You are not allowed to distribute the fonts or use them for commercial purposes without our consent.
Swedish Air Force standard lettering, ca. 1964 (mil standard F1281). Used mainly for division numbers and lettering on the fuselage.
Modular numerals intended for the large vinyl-film identification numbers on the wings. Named after Sverker Justusson who invented this system in 1977.
Based on numerals used by the Austrian Air Force for the last two flying Draken divisions. You can use this font to create 35OE repaints.
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