Monday, 19 November 2012

Flygvapenmuseum – Swedish Air Force Museum – part 1 – Italian planes

On a business trip to Linköping i had the fortune to have two hours  to spend before my trip home, so I jumped into a taxi and drove to Flygvapenmuseum, the Swedish Air Force Museum.
I had never visited it before, so it was a real treat. A great museum if you are at all interested in aeroplanes, and a must if you happen to be near. I give it a 5 out of 5 rating.
I took photos like mad, and will show some of them the next couple of days. Hope you enjoy.
In this part some Italian planes that served in the Swedish Airforce during WWII. We bought quite a few Italian planes, as those were essentially the only things for sale in 1939-40.

First off is the J11 (J = jakt = fighter), or Fiat C.R.42 Falco. One of only two preserved in the world, it seems.  60 saw service during the war.

J20 or Reggiane RE 2000. 60 bought from Italy.

B16/S16 (S = spaning = reconnaissance, B = bomber) or Caproni CA313. 54 bought, and not popular at all due to rotten quality. This is a full scale model with some original parts, made for a TV-film.

More to come.


  1. Great pictures sir, I hope you don't mind I have passed the Liebster Blog award on to you.

  2. Thank you Smillie, and I am rather flattered that you gave me that award. First heard about it yesterday.
    So, now I know what to do tonight.