Lulea 2005 Viggens

Lulea 2005 Viggens

Postby Screechy on Mon 23 Jan 2012, 11:33 am

Thought i'd post a few pics from a trip out to Lulea in 2005 prior to the withdrawal of the Viggen from service. Hope you find them interesting.
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Ahhhhhhhhh happy days
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Re: Lulea 2005

Postby trend71uk on Mon 23 Jan 2012, 11:44 am

Just beautiful . Superb shots of a stunning aircraft , you lucky sod ! :yahoo:
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Re: Lulea 2005

Postby jwarnerxh558 on Mon 23 Jan 2012, 12:10 pm

Great set!
i dont think there are many aircraft id like to see back in the air more than a Viggen!
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Re: Lulea 2005

Postby Screechy on Mon 23 Jan 2012, 12:21 pm

Thanks, was a great trip. I'll add a small fact about the camo Viggen (55). It has a lightning flash on the tail because it was actually struck by lightning and since then it's apparently never been quite the same performance or maintenance-wise
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Re: Lulea 2005

Postby st24 on Mon 23 Jan 2012, 3:10 pm

Fabulous :clap: Gripens are just complete pants in comparison... :sad:
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Re: Lulea 2005

Postby Screechy on Mon 23 Jan 2012, 3:18 pm

Oh yeah, give me a Viggen or a Draken any day of the week :rock:

Here's a few more for luck.
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Re: Lulea 2005

Postby D90Man on Mon 23 Jan 2012, 5:17 pm

Luvverly :drool:

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Re: Lulea 2005

Postby Screechy on Mon 23 Jan 2012, 9:03 pm

Yeah the Viggen was a lovely beast, plenty of power but unfortunately it's another one of those classic aircraft that have been phased out and we'll probably never see in the air again.
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Re: Lulea 2005

Postby Bjorn on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 6:48 am

Screechy wrote:Yeah the Viggen was a lovely beast, plenty of power but unfortunately it's another one of those classic aircraft that have been phased out and we'll probably never see in the air again.

Never say never. Well, you said "probably"... :biggrin:

The civil registration SE-DXN was reserved for Viggen 37098 a couple of days before christmas. In the link below you will see this mighty bird on a test run in december 2011 at F7 Såtenäs. Will probably fly soon.
Linköping June 3rd is a good bet if you would like to see a Viggen in the air again. Not a promise, but a good bet. SAAB is celebrating 75 years as aircraft manufacturer at the same time as Swedish military aviation is celebrating 100 years.
http://chefsingenjoren.blogspot.com/2012/01/10075.html
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Re: Lulea 2005

Postby Screechy on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 10:24 am

Nice :) thanks for the info
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Re: Lulea 2005 Viggens

Postby MikeH on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 7:54 pm

Great images -they bring back a lot of memories - it looks like we were on the same Ian Allan trip? Lulea 2005
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Re: Lulea 2005 Viggens

Postby Screechy on Wed 25 Jan 2012, 9:44 am

MikeH wrote:Great images -they bring back a lot of memories - it looks like we were on the same Ian Allan trip? Lulea 2005


Yeah, looks like we certainly were. An amazing amount of snow came down that final day.. would have closed down a UK airport but not Lulea. Good times.
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Re: Lulea 2005 Viggens

Postby Skyflash on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 8:50 am

Absolutely brilliant thread. What a magnificent beast the Viggen was.

Delighted to hear that we may get one back in the air soon... :smile:
Posting comments on an aviation-related chatroom, are ya? Looks like it an' all...
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Re: Lulea 2005 Viggens

Postby nigelblake on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 9:10 am

Wow... superb, for looks and awesome noise the Viggen takes some beating!! :clap:
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Re: Lulea 2005 Viggens

Postby NAM Updater on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 10:39 am

I’d missed this thread before – some nice shots of ‘57’ in action; now tucked up safely in Hangar 2 at Newark.

Before Christmas it nearly made it outside for a ‘TV filming job’ – but sadly it all fell through in the end; we even delayed putting up some new fencing to meet the filming requirements - it would have looked really good on the new hard-standing areas!! :sad:
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Re: Lulea 2005 Viggens

Postby jaguar on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 1:06 pm

Always thought they were a good looking aircraft :clap:

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