Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

Swedish Jet Fighter Marketing from the 50s

Written by Christopher • December 15th, 2009

Short funky Swedish documentary about the development of the state-of-the-art Royal Swedish Air force jet fighter “Draken“. Built and developed by Swedish car maker Saab in the early 1950s, this video takes us on a brief journey on how the plane was developed and tested before its maiden flight in 1955.

Also pay attention to the thick and rather silly Swedish accents that makes this video even more kitschy. Good times indeed!


A Swedish expatriate and founder of Ultra Swank. Chris loves showcasing his passion for mid-century design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and modernist architecture. He's also renowned as a connoisseur of easy-listening music from the 60s and 70s.

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