Flight Manual: Saab 35 Draken FSX 4.1Updated: 2014-12-22


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Thank you for flying our simulation of Saab 35 Draken, the legendary Swedish jet fighter that served in four national air forces during five decades!

This document explains how to install and use version 4.1 of the Bookmark Simulations J 35J Draken for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. The FS9 version is not covered in this manual, it has its own documentation.

Features that have been added or substantially changed since version 4.0 are marked accordingly.

This is the online version of the manual, which is regularly updated (see date above). A printable pdf version can be found here. The online version is always more current than the print version.

For technical support please refer to the support forum.

Please Read The Fine Manual

This is a complex simulation of an old fighter jet, and quite different from most other Flight Simulator aircraft when it comes to instrumentation and controls. Most of the instruments and switches in the cockpit are labeled in Swedish, and they are not always intuitive as to their function. You are strongly recommended to read through this document before your first flight.

This document contains descriptions of all the simulated components and systems in the current version. Some systems and functions that are not simulated are described anyway, generally because they are visible in the cockpit or referenced in some way.

Please bear in mind that this is in no way intended to be a full or accurate description of the real aircraft.

Document anatomy

The Flight Manual contains information about installation, descriptions of the model, textures and special effects, a comprehensive system description, and procedures for operation.

At the end of the document is an Appendix section containing technical data, radio frequency tables, check lists, and a short glossary translating the Swedish instrument panel labels into English.

Special font styles and colors, graphical elements, and admonitions such as warnings and notes are used throughout this documentation to indicate special content:

Ctrl-D / Left-click

Key sequence or mouse action on your PC.

Toggle Gear

Menu command or other action in Flight Simulator.


Label of an instrument or control in the cockpit.


A warning light or indicator on the instrument panel.


Cross-reference link to another section of this manual.

Bookmark Simulations

Link to a website or other external resource.

This marks additional non-critical information that may save you some trouble and/or enhance your experience of the simulation.

This is important information. Ignoring it may result in malfunctions and degraded performance of the aircraft.

This is an even more important message. If you ignore it you risk crashing the aircraft.

Credits and acknowledgments

This project was made possible only by the combined efforts of literally hundreds of people. My sincere thanks to all of you, but especially to:

SAAB is a registered trademark of Saab AB.

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Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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Gmax is a trademark and 3ds Max a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc.

Bookmark Simulations and Bookmark Flightsim Software are trademarks of Bookmark AB.

Any other trademarks or product names that may be referred to in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Configuration and sound modules by Douglas Dawson are included in this package by kind permission of the author. Thanks, Doug!

Aircraft model, textures, sounds, effects and all other content is copyright 2001–2014 Bookmark AB where nothing else is stated. All rights reserved.

Please read the End User License Agreement (EULA) for additional information about ownership and licensing.

Happy flying!

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