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Flygvapenmuseum, Linkoping

Must see · Military Museum · Educational Site
Explore a collection of over 50 military aircraft at Flygvapenmuseum, and delve into complementary exhibits of engines, instruments, uniforms, literature, and photographs. The museum opened in 1984 on the former training field of the country's first flying school, which was opened by Sweden's first aviator Carl Cederström in 1912. Home to the sole surviving Junkers Ju 86 and a renowned DC-3 shot down in 1952, the museum also exhibits pioneer equipment in aviation such as an SK 1 Albatros, M 1 Nieuport, and B 1 Bréguet. The museum spans three levels with a small outdoor exhibit. On the upper level, learn firsthand about the modern JAS 39 Gripen, a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft, via flight simulators. Use our Linkoping online holiday planner to add Flygvapenmuseum and other attractions to your Linkoping vacation plans.
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  • It is a mix between flights and general history. There are small rooms and houses for each period of time. Can see how flights have changed over time in addition to many other things like TV, radio...  more »
  • The Swedish Air Force Museum (Swedish: Flygvapenmuseum) is located at the Malmen Airbase in Malmslätt, just outside Linköping. Like a five minute drive from the highway - passing by Linköping. Malmen....  more »
  • This is a museum that any aviation lover will enjoy. Unfortunately, I could only visit only during a little more than one hour. Definitively not enough.  more »
  • Great museum! Lots to look at and interact with. Really clean and well looked after. Good place to visit for all ages. Good restaurant as well.
  • Good place for improving your knowledge. Also good for children. I like how the way they designed the display.
  • It's crazy that this museum is completely free of charge. If you like aviation or like me, and just appreciate gazing at unique pieces from times past, it's well worth a visit.
  • Really well made museum with a lot to see and learn, and fantastic life-size plane models to help you travel through some key moments of modern history.
  • History and interaction combined. First off all it's free! And how often do you find that these days? To be honest I would have gladly paid to see this exhibition. Starting from the early days of aviation the focus of the museum is the history of the Swedish airforce and the the gradual stage of evolution in military hardware. From import to swedish manufacturing there are some serious horsepower/torque on display. What really makes the museum is their focus on interaction and making it fun. Try a simulation, listen to the sound of 1920's plane. 10/10 would go again!

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