Saab 100th anniversary show, Malmen AB, June 2012

Saab 100th anniversary show, Malmen AB, June 2012

Postby Skyflash on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 1:30 pm

Bizarre to think that this now qualifies for the 'Oldies' section, but there we are... passage of time and all that. :roll: :dizzy:

Anyway this was a good event, though somewhat marred by appalling weather - I don't think I've ever been as cold at an airshow. Even with extra layers on I still spent the entire day shivering away like crazy, not what you anticipate in early June.

I hope that these are of interest - note that it was a different Draken which flew then to the one which the SwAHF uses now, which is a twin-seater.

First up, a taster of what we can expect at RIAT in the summer:

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I like this shot: makes it look like the mighty Viggen has rocked up at a village fair :grin:

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We got a full demo from the South African Gripen:

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:rock:

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Nice line-up of all Gripen operators:

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And that's yer lot! :smile:
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Re: Saab 100th anniversary show, Malmen AB, June 2012

Postby capercaillie on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 1:37 pm

Skyflash wrote: Nice line-up of all Gripen operators:

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Looked an interesting show. Flying shot from outside or special spotter's area? Any of the Pembroke? :up:
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Re: Saab 100th anniversary show, Malmen AB, June 2012

Postby Skyflash on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 2:18 pm

Ah yes, the Czechs - good spot. Think there may have been one, actually, the plan was certainly for each Gripen partner nation to be present.

All shot from inside, with no special access required!

I'll need to have a look through my folders when I get home to see if I captured the Pembroke...
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Re: Saab 100th anniversary show, Malmen AB, June 2012

Postby BigClick67 on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 7:59 pm

That looks like a great line-up but shame about the weather. One day I will make it to one of these Swedish airshows and capture all the classic aircraft they have, hopefully with a second airworthy Viggen they are working on... and maybe with a guest appearance from the Norwegian Starfighter :tongue:
Some very nice shots in this set, thank you for sharing these! :clap:
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Re: Saab 100th anniversary show, Malmen AB, June 2012

Postby Jumbo on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 8:41 pm

Nice photos. Do you know what happened to the single seat Draken?
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Re: Saab 100th anniversary show, Malmen AB, June 2012

Postby Downes0106 on Sat 17 Feb 2018, 7:11 pm

I know what you mean about the cold.Me and the Mrs attended this show, and spent much of the show huddled together in the exhaust fumes from a generator near the Herc - only warm place on the base as far as we could find. But otherwise it was a great show.
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Re: Saab 100th anniversary show, Malmen AB, June 2012

Postby aviodromefriend on Sun 18 Feb 2018, 1:59 pm

Jumbo wrote:Do you know what happened to the single seat Draken?
Not sure if it is this one, but http://swafhf.se/flygplanen-02.html lists a J 35J under projekt.
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Re: Saab 100th anniversary show, Malmen AB, June 2012

Postby Skyflash on Mon 19 Feb 2018, 10:45 am

Judging from that weblink, they are also currently working on what appears to be a split-camo Viggen... :shock: :cool:
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