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“Flight history and more”

The Swedish Air Force Museum
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Linkoping
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Owner description: Flygvapenmuseum, the Swedish Air Force Museum, is a modern technical and cultural history museum with exhibitions that trace the development of military aviation from the pioneers of the early 20th century to the present. It offers a unique collection of aircrafts, many of which can only be seen at the Swedish Air Force Museum. Perhaps the most spectacular object in the collection is the Swedish DC-3, an aircraft that was a shot down by a Soviet fighter aircraft in 1952. More than fifty years later the DC-3 was found, salvaged and put to its final resting place here at the museum. Flygvapenmuseum is a place where knowledge and play come together in a natural way. The museum's science centre, the Flight Lab, features flight simulators and experimental stations on the theme of flying. Become a pilot for a day and sit behind the controls of the flight simulator - like flying for real!
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Do you want to know more about Swedish and world flight history? If yes, it is the right choice to visit Swedish Air Force Museum in Linköping, the capital of aviation in Sweden. It is a nice collection of aircrafts...

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Reviewed 27 December 2011

Very nice aviation museum. Excellent and informative displays. Especially the DC-3 display and the cold war era sections. Even if you're not into aviation this museum is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 28 November 2011

This was my first trip here in a lot of years, the entire museum was rebuilt and there was a lot more new to test and watch in the exhibition. If you are interested in history, this is for sure one of the best museums to visit in this area, also for technical people this is very good. I was very impressed of the newest part of the museum, which was divided into decades of how it was and looked in homes in Sweden.

Great place, well worth a visit

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Reviewed 26 September 2011

The Swedish Air Force Museum, just outside Linkoping, is a real find. This is an up-to-date modern museum, not just a musty collection of dusty airplanes. Swedish aircraft from biplanes through modern supersonic jets are displayed, with the accent on the Cold War Era. In the basement is an impressive display of a crashed C-47 that the Soviets shot down in 1953, as well as interesting narratives and displays that tell the story of the shoot-down. There is an excellent cafe, and we had a great lunch there too. There is an extensive gift shop with models and books about Swedish aviation that you won't find anywhere else.

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Reviewed 2 September 2011

The Swedish Air Force museum has a large collection of well preserved planes that have served the Swedish Airforce. The museum was recently expanded and refurbished. It is a very nice museum by international standards and one of the best in Sweden. The museum caters for all ages and has aviation related attractions for children as well as adults. The display of planes impresses in the way the planes are presented. Lighting and the atmosphere gives you a nice experience. There are guided tours available but I toured the museum on my own. I spent 1,5 hours looking at all the planes. Even if spent my time just looking at the nice planes you can by also following the guided tours get an impression of how the Swedish Air Force dealt with the cold war and see how it has developed and also get an historical perspective not just related to aviation. The museum succeeds in giving an experience broader than just looking at old planes. All in all I was surprised in the quality of the display. They spent a lot of money on this museum it seems. If you are not an aviation enthusiast maybe you should just visit the museum when driving through the area. I think the whole family will enjoy the visit. Spend a few hours and eat something in the pretty basic restaurant as a stop when driving through. This is a perfect stop on a longer drive through Sweden when you are in the area anyway. For the aviation enthusiast a visit at this museum is a must.

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