Swedish Airforce Airshow 13th June 2010
Malmen Airforce Base Malmslätt, Linköping.
Sweden

A rare trip abroad this year took me to Sweden where I was to attend the first of four air shows celebrating 100 years of the Swedish Airforce.
It was held at Malmen air base at Malmslätt, Linkoping which is about 2 and a half hours drive to the South of Stockholm.
Our tour consisted of a visit to the static on the Friday before the show, and a full day at the show itself on the Saturday.
This show had everything for me, fine weather, rare aircraft, and a great ‘speical’ enclosure next to the taxiway
kindly organised for us by Malmens excellent public relations man ‘Peter’ who could not do enough to look after us, a big thanks to him.
Here then are some of the many shots from those two days, including a visit to the excellent newly re-furbishedSwedish Airforce Museum .









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The Swedish Airforce museum was re-opened after an extensive re-furbishment program.
It re-opened on the Friday before the show and on Monday the 14th June we were privileged
to have the whole museum to ourselves for two hours before the general public were allowed in giving us
some great unobstructed photo opportunities.
The Swedish Airforce Museum has a unique collection of aircraft covering different periods,
of Swedish aviation from the early 20th century to today’s JAS 39 Gripen.

The Aircraft in this museum are very well placed and the lighting is excellent for photography
although the use of a monopod or even a tripod would have helped a bit in some of the shots.


Situated on the edge of Malmen Air Base this museum is defiantly worth a visit if you are ever in the area.


The most moving and thought provoking exhibit was this salvaged DC3.
On the 13th June 1952 this DC3 took off from Bromma Airport. There were
Eight crewmen onboard . The mission itself was deemed top secret. Two hours later
into the flight somewhere over the Baltic sea the plane was shot down and radio contact was lost.
It would be more than 50 years before it was found again.
Situated below the museum it has been placed in its own massive room, and depicts
How it was found on the sea bed.


 With eerie sound effects and very low lighting this exhibit was very moving.

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