Baltic Express

JA-37 Viggen pilot explains how he was able to carry out the first successful Swedish Air Force intercept of an SR-71 Mach 3 Spy Plane over the Baltic

JA-37 Viggen pilot explains how he was able to carry out the first successful Swedish Air Force intercept of an SR-71 Mach 3 Spy Plane over the Baltic

‘I simulated missile launches – the closing velocity was very high, between Mach 4.5 and 5.0; the SR-71 was flying… Read More

2 years ago

Swedish Viggen pilot tells the story of when he was scrambled to help an SR-71 Mach 3 spy plane that suffered a catastrophic engine failure over the Baltic

‘Throughout the incident, my intention was to try to help fellow pilots who were in trouble,’ Major L-E. Blad, former… Read More

4 years ago

Short Movie shows Swedish JA-37 Viggen Fighter Jet Achieving Radar Lock On SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane

The SR-71’s awesome performance capabilities provided a unique opportunity for Swedish fighter controllers and JA-37 fighter pilots to evaluate various… Read More

4 years ago

Video features former Viggen driver explaining how JA-37 pilots were able to achieve radar lock on SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy planes

Swedish JA-37 fighter pilots were able to successfully acquire radar lock on SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy planes by means… Read More

5 years ago

That time Four Swedish Viggen pilots protected an SR-71 that had an inflight engine failure

On Jun. 29, 1987, during a “Baltic Express” reconnaissance mission, an SR-71 piloted by retired Lt. Cols. Duane Noll and… Read More

5 years ago