Saab 32 Lansen Prototype goes to Gotland Museum

Saab 32 Lansen at Visby Airport on the Island of Gotland awaiting the final leg of its journey to Gotlands FörsvarsMuseum.
Saab 32 Lansen at Visby Airport on the Island of Gotland awaiting the final leg of its journey to Gotlands FörsvarsMuseum.
The original production prototype for the Saab 32 Lansen has been acquired by the Gotlands FörsvarsMuseum on the Swedish island of Gotland, located in the middle of the Baltic Sea. The plane, built in 1955, after performing its duties proving the production Lansen’s design and construction was used to test ejector seats and reportedly has less than 400 hours of flight time on the airframe. Minimal flight time aside, the plane when discovered by the Swedish Aviation Society in the early 1970’s was in a sorry state, awaiting its fate sans wings on a fire dump at the Swedish Air Force’s 4th Wing base located at Åre Östersund Airport, just outside of Östersund, Sweden. The Gotlands Museum intends to restore the plane and will house the craft indoors, finally out of the elements after all these years.

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