Saturday, 14 September 2013

PT CCXVII - Many Or Few

The Tunnan fighterplane served with distinction in both the defense of Sweden and in its service abroad, most notably in the Congo Conflict.
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The Draken fighter-planes were few in number but protected the many which depended on its speed and weapons for the defense of the airspace of Sweden.
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The SK60 which stands for Trainer 60 has been the plane most pilots in the 70s in made their first flights with before graduating to the Draken or the Viggen. Unfortunately I do not have a proper photo of it so I hope you forgive my use of a photo of a photo of the plane.
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19 comments:

  1. Three good photos of Swedish planes. By the way the Swiss government have bought Gripen planes from Sweden. They are completely new and there is quite a discussion going on in Switzerland about them at the moment.

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    1. Yes they finally got a couple of them sold. It's been long in the coming and through many disappointing rejections. One could just wonder if it was worth all the billions spent on its developement. They could have had a lot of army units and ships for those kronor.

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  2. Although fighter aircraft is not my speciality I like your three photos, Anders, particularly the second one...

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  3. Hi Anders, I was really intrigued by your photos and showed them to my husband who is knowledgeable about aircraft. My favorite is the middle one which looks exceptionally sleek and fast.

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  4. Anders what fabulous shots you got of
    those planes. Love them all.

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  5. Hi Anders!! Three really good shots of Swedish aircraft design. I'm familiar with the middle one already, was interesting to see and hear about the other two.

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  6. cool pics of aircrafts, Anders. hej hej

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  7. I just went to the TIllamook air museum this summer, and it is great seeing more jets from you. Very cool looking at the machines of history.

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  8. Thanks Randall. Im very much into aircraft and other military machines too.

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  9. Hi Anders,great photos of the fighter planes.

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  10. Great shots, Anders.That second one looks like the first model airplane I ever put together!

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  11. Thanks Debby.

    And thanks all of you for your wonderful comments.

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