Sweden, The Old and the New

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Kevin Martin
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Sweden, The Old and the New

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Hi all,

These are a selection of photo’s taken from a 4 day visit to Sweden earlier this week. The visit was to coincide with the airshow at Linkoping-Malmen as well as a trip up to Satenas, home of the Grippen training wing, also home to Sweden’s C-130’s and a handful of Saab SK60’s.

First up, the photo’s from Malmen, where I was hoping to see the Draken fly at the 3rd time of asking this year! This time I got lucky……


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After leaving Linkoping it was onto Satenas via a late night stop at Grastorp for this Viggen…..

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Finally , the shots from Satenas. Plenty of action from the based Grippens over 2 days including a practice flypast involving 20 Grippens……..

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And finally, as I’ve just seen it’s has been confirmed as flying at Yeovilton this year, a taster of the Danish F-16 demo taken the week before….

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Thanks for looking,

Kevin
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AndyBeau
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What a great set of shots! :drool:

Great to see the Draken in the air again. Some of thos Gripen shots are great too. Too many highlights to pick out! Great set Kevin. :clap: :clap:

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Only one comment ? A set like this deserves better than that . Well done again Kev .

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Fantastic shots...all look great but love the older jets.

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Superb photos Kevin!

Judging from the light in the Malmen photos and the take-offs, I assume that you were standing at "the other side" of the field from the main crowd? Nice to see such good shots of Draken.
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Great shots. I love those Drakens. Hope to see one flying in one of the airshows in the future.

Greetings, Marnix

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I don't get to comment much on photo threads nowadays but there are some simply gorgeous shots here, love the close-in Gripen pair landing in particular. Draken shots are great as well. Great stuff!

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Fabulous images, that Draken is a beautiful aircraft!

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Fantastic set
Love the Draken shots stunning
and the gripen
and the ... :clap:
superb

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Superb, Kevin. Numbers 3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 22 & 24 get my vote. The Draken top-side is a very well deserved photo of the week!

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Bjorn wrote:Superb photos Kevin!

Judging from the light in the Malmen photos and the take-offs, I assume that you were standing at "the other side" of the field from the main crowd? Nice to see such good shots of Draken.


Hi Bjorn, if you look at your Lansen take off shot, I think that is me in the jetwash at the end of the visable road!

Thanks for the comments everyone,

Kevin
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Kevin Martin wrote:...
Hi Bjorn, if you look at your Lansen take off shot, I think that is me in the jetwash at the end of the visable road!
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So this might be you then. Good spot to be at that day, no doubt :cool:
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Draken for RIAT anyone? :drool: :rock: :yahoo:

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Lovely set of shots! :clap: I do like that Draken!

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