Historic Swedish aircraft to debut at Waddington Air Show

The 19th annual RAF Waddington International Air Show will host some of the Swedish Air Force’s historic aircraft.

For the very first time at RAF Waddington, visitors will see three of Sweden Air Force’s most historical planes the SK60, the Tunnan and the SAAB JA37 Viggen.

The Viggen, used during the cold war period for strike, air defence and reconnaissance missions for Sweden, can reach up to twice the speed of sound.

The Viggen will be accompanied by the Saab 29 Tunnan, an aircraft that first flew in 1948 and known for its unusual shape, as well as the training and light Attack SK60 which is still in service with the Swedish Air Force.

Janet O’Neill, a spokeswoman for RAF Waddington, said: “The RAF Waddington International Air Show have been fixed firmly on the historic aircraft variety.

“After many months of negotiation and planning, we are delighted to announce the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight’s debut at RAF Waddington International Air Show,” she said.

The Swedish Air Force Historic Flight operate a wide range of aircraft, including the Viggen, Tunnan and SK60, in a bid to keep Swedish aviation history alive across all of Europe.

The Waddington Air Show takes place July 6-7.