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Sweden Air Force Museum, Linkoping

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Explore a collection of over 50 military aircraft at Sweden Air Force Museum, 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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Linkoping holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sweden Air Force Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • One of Sweden's best Museum. With amazing exhibits about the cold war, with room for a back to the present, the atmospheric Katalina-plane's exhibition in the basement and the giant hangar full of planes and helicopters from the flight's childhood to today's fighters. A must if you are in the vicinity of Östergötland, unless it is an excellent excuse to go there.
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  • Interesting and worthwhile description of Sweden and its air forces through the ages. A chance to "test fly" our machines
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  • Very nice overview of the Swedish miltitärt fly with good informtation and very good food was served too.
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  • Great aviation museum with free admission and a lot of planes to see. The Gripen flight simulator is awesome, with great instructors (but needs to be booked in advance)
  • It's a very great and huge place for all ages with interactive games and a lot of history. And it's free . There's also a plane of the cold war that has been 50 years under water with a beautiful story.
  • This one is really, really good perhaps especially if you are interested in the Swedish air force during the cold war. Lots of old planes on display as well. Lunch is served in the restaurant. Small book/gift shop. Highly recommended!
  • Awesome place. Good planes on display, specially form swedish airforce and some good interactive activities like a flying simulator.
  • Not too big but very nice museum, focusing on the Swedish airforce with of course a lot of attention to the locally manufactured Saab fighter jets. Changing exhibitions outside of the regular planes on display with lots of attention to interactive stuff for kids from flight simulators to a small windtunnel and an outside area with skelters in the form.of vintage aeroplanes. The permanent exhibition in the basement of the wreckage of a DC-3 that was found on the bottom of the sea after being missing for 50 years is especially well done and quite emotional. Good souvenir shop with Swedish airforce goodies. All texts in both Swedish and English. Highly recommended and entry to the museum is completely free!