Swedens biggest airport was visited inside the fence for the fortifications on site. This became a very special day without a single plane on the runways. Photo date: 16 April 2010.
The closest airbase to the F11 flottilia in Nyköping. Situated in the woodlands of Södermanland this base is now privatelly owned. Pictures are from the UOM area south of the airbase.
One of many road bases used by the Swedish air force during the cold war, a so called Bas90. This one is situated just outside the small village of Byholma. Since the storm Gudrun in January 2005 when over 300 000 000 (!) trees fell in this region, this airbase has been converted to one of the largest lumber storage in the world, now including 1 000 000 m3 of timber. This will stay at this place until 2010, otherwise the market would be saturated. It is now a popular tourist place with a tourbus going in the summer. In later years the storage has been closed and the field left to its destiny.
The first base that was entered into the service, apart from one that was used for initial tests, Fällfors became the first bas90 base in Sweden. Situated outside the small village of Fällfors the tests at this site continued with the unique shelter for airplanes hosted in a nearby mountain. These type of structure were planned for all bases north of the Dalälven river but nerver put into action, leaving this one alone. Numerous tests were carried out in the tunnel, described in detail in this book. The pictures below is some of the pictures used in the book and non-used as well.
One of many road bases used by the Swedish air force during the cold war, a so called Bas90. This one is situated just outside the town of Ljusdal.
Gunnarn is located just outside Storuman in the middle of northern Sweden. An airbase that was started just before 2WW and then updated constantly up into the 1990's. Ended with two bunkers for communication and four landingstrips.
Situated just outside the main city in the middle part of Sweden's inland this LFC (air defence central) took care of the traffic in this part of Sweden. It's situated in a mountain just 10 minutes drive from the F4 flotilla (obsolete) and was built into the mountain where a munition depot was built in 1943.
Close to the town of Roma in the middle of Gotland was a military airfield during the 2WW. This gun enplacement is still remaining.
Situated east of the city of Strängnäs this airbase from the so called Bas60 era. One strip, a command central bunker and hangars a few km's away.
Situated just north of Sweden's second largest city Göteborg this flotilla was founded in 1941 and just after that the first mountain hangar was started. This is probably the oldest underground hangar system in the world. Rarely seen by the public the Aeroseum had managed to host a public day and that surelly draw attention - almost 200 persons showed up.
Situated just north of Sweden's second largest city Göteborg this flotilla was founded in 1941 and just after that the first mountain hangar was started. In the beginning of the cold war that became unmodern due to nuclear shock wave and a new one was made, now running as the Aeroseum museum. Much more on the mountain hangars in my published book.
As described in detail in the 'Barghangar' book, Tullinge flotilia had one working and one never-finished mountain hangar.
One of many small grass fields around Sweden used as spare fields and also by the mail system. After that used as a civil small airfield. Some remains of the military installations can be found around the field.
One of many road bases used by the Swedish air force during the cold war, a so called Bas90. This one is situated along road 363, just north of the small village of Åmsele in northern Sweden.