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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in Sweden

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in Sweden

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in Sweden.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by Alan Wilson, unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in Sweden would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 23 Oct 2018.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Stahlkocher Photos)

Bucker Bu 181B-1 Bestmann (Sk25), (Serial No. 181), 25000, 76, (D-EXWB).  This aircraft is on display in the main hall of the Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Kapten Kaos Photo)

 (Sgt. Oddball Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso (Tp47), (Serial No. 47001), 79, (Serial No. CV-244).  This is a Canadian built PBY which makes it a Canso instead of a Catalina.  It saw RCAF service as RCAF (Serial No. 9810), before passing to the  Swedish Air Force between 1948 and 1966 where it was flown on Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.  It is on display in the Cold War Hall at the Flygvapenmuseum (Swedish Air Force Museum), Malmslätt, Linköping, Sweden.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No. 42-93706), (Serial No. 13647).  This aircraft was flown with SAS as Reg. No. SE-CFR, before entering Swedish Air Force service.  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

FFVS J-22-2 (Serial No. 22280), Red L.  Built specifically to cover the lack of fighter types in the Swedish Air Force during the Second World War, it was found in trials that the J-22 could hold its own against a P-51.  This example was built in 1945.  It is displayed in F3 unit markings.  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Towpilot Photo)

 (Stahlkocher Photo)

 (Bene Riobo Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Fiat CR.42 Falco (J-11), (Serial No. 921), 2543.  Built in 1941, this Falco carries F9 unit markings.  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (S-14), (Serial No. 3812), 67.  This is a composite airframe and has no true identity, although (Serial No. 3815) has also been quoted for it.  It carries F3 unit markings.  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Focke-Wulf Fw 44J Stieglitz (Sk12), F5 unit markings, (Serial No. 52), 670, 60 (SE-EGB).  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Fokker CV E (S-6B), 386, 86.  Built by CVM in Sweden in 1934.  Displayed on skis with F3 unit markings, (Serial No. 207). Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

FSM Caproni Ca.313 (B-16).  This is a full-size mockup using a few original parts that was built for a mini-television series.

 (Ilmavoimat, Finnish Airforce Photo)

Gloster Gladiator of the Swedish volunteer detachment F19 serving with the Finnish Air Force.  It is shown here at Kauhava, Finland, on 30 March 1940, on its way back to Sweden after the Winter War in Finland.

 (Ilmavoimat, Finnish Airforce Photo)

Swedish Voluntary Air Force Gladiator fighter from the air squadron F 19 Image taken before 1944.

 (Towpilot Photo)

 (Lore & Guille Photo)

 (Bene Riobo Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Gloster Gladiator (Serial No. G5/59066), built in 1938.  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Bene Riobo Photo)

 (Tonyingesson Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Hawker Hart (Serial No. 52).  Displayed in non-genuine Finnish markings as this actual aircraft did not serve with F19 in Finland.  Swedish Air Force (Serial No. 714).  This aircraft was built under license by ASJA in 1937.  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (SAF Photo)

 (Towpilot Photo)

 (Stahlkocher Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Junkers Ju 86K (B-3C-2), (Serial No. 0860412), 0155, Blue A.  Built in 1938, this last remaining Ju 86 served until 1958.  It now carries F21 unit markings.  It is a German built aircraft (some were built in Sweden) and is actually a Ju 86K-13, which had the Swedish designation B-3C-2. . Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

North American NA-16 (Sk-14), 610, 110.  Displayed with F5 unit markings, this NA-16 is a composite rebuild using parts from North American Yale (Serial No. 3359), and CAC Wirraway (Serial No. A20-223).  It has been given the representative (Serial No. Fv610).  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Herranderssvensson Photo)

North American Harvard Mk. IIb, Swedish Air Force (Serial No. 16073), buitl by Norduyn, Swedish Air Force designation Sk 16A, Reg. No. SE-FVU.  This aircraft is operated by the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight.  The Swedish Air Force bought 257 surplus Texan/Harvard trainers after the Second World War.  They were kept in service between 1947 and 1972. 

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 43-63992), 16, built in 1944 with USAAC service in the Second World War.  Postwar it passed to the Royal Swedish Air Force, where it was designated as a J-26 and given (Serial No. 26020).  From 1952 it saw Israeli Air Force service as (Serial No. 2353).  In 1965 it was returned for display in the Flyvapenmuseum. It is preserved in F16 markings and painted as (Serial No. 122-31718), in the Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-72112), Swedish Air Force (Serial No. 26084).  The wreckage of this aircraft was salvaged from a moor near Vidsel in 1998.  It has been restored and is now on display at Flygmuseet F21, Lulea.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Raab-Katzenstein RK 26 (Serial No. 20).  This is the only remaining example of this German trainer.  The service aircraft ended up 200kg heavier than the original design, and of the 25 which saw Swedish service, 18 were written off.  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Reggiane Re.2000 (J20), (Serial No. 2340), 40, (Serial No. 405).  Sweden bought 60 Re.2000 Serie I fighters in 1941, mainly because no other country was prepared to sell fighters to a neutral country. The type was unreliable and required a lot of maintenance time, but was liked by it's pilots.  It was flown by F10, the only unit to use this type in Swedish service, where it was designated the J-20.  This sole survivor carries their markings.  These fighters were used to intercept Axis and Allied bombers straying into Swedish airspace between 1941 & 1945.  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Saab A-21A-3 (J21), (Serial No. 21364), built in 1948, in the Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Brorsson Photo)

SAAB A21A-3, F15 Aviation Museum, Söderhamn.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

SAAB J21R (Serial No. Fv21286).  The J21R was developed from the J21A, making one of only two jet types to be successfully converted from piston powered aircraft, the other being the Yak-15 which was a conveted Yak-9.  This aircraft is a J21A which was converted into a J21R for display in the museum.  As well as the fuselage, the tailplane and fins are heavily modified.  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Swedish Air Force Photo)

Saab S-17B, 11, 1939.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Saab S-17BL (B17), (Serial No. 17005), 5.  Designed as a dive-bomber, the museums B-17 is an S-17 reconnaissance version.  Note the huge undercarriage covers, which doubled up as dive brakes.  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Kogo Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Tonyingesson Photo)

 (Peter Bakema Photo)

Saab B17A (Serial No. Fv7239), airworthy, Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Towpilot Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Saab B18B (Serial No. 18172), Red D.  The B model was a dive bomber variant.  This aircraft was one of a group of eight aircraft which were lost in a snowstorm in 1946.  It was finally recovered and restored in 1979 and is the only existing B18. This aircraft is undergoing restoration.  It is the only remaining example in existence.  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Masugen Photo)

Seversky (P-35) EP-1-106 (J-9), (Serial No. 282-19), 2134, 53.  Built in 1940 and one of 60 to see Swedish AF service. The type remained in service as a fighter until 1946.  Displayed with F3 unit markings.  Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XIX (Serial No. PM627), 51.  This aircraft did not serve with the Swedish Air Force.  After RAF service it went to India where it flew as (Serial No. HS964).  It was later purchased by the Flyvapenmuseum and returned to Sweden to represent one of the types that flew in Swedish service.  It was given the "next-in-line" (Serial No. 31051), as the last actual Spitfire in service with the Swedish Air Force was (Serial No. 31050).   It is painted as a fighter serving with unit F11 , 6S/683524, and is on display in the Cold War Hall at the Flyvapenmuseum, Malmen.

 (Per Sylvan och Torsten Friis Photo, 1940)

Lieutnant general Torsten Friis, Commander-in-Chief of the Swedish Air Force 1934-42, and lieutnant general Per Sylvan, Commander-in-Chief of the Swedish Army 1937-40.