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A Saab J29 "Flying Barrel"jet aircraft arrives at its new home at Coventry

A Saab J29 'Flying Barrel'jet aircraft arrives at its new home at Coventry


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A Saab J29 "Flying Barrel"jet aircraft arrives at its new home at Coventry

A Saab J29 " Flying Barrel" jet aircraft arrives at its new home at Coventry Airport, Baginton under the care of the Midland Air Museum.
The jet will be exhibited the day after before undergoing restoration work.
The plane entered service in 1951 as part of the air defence squadron of the Swedish Air Force which covered Stockholm.
26th April 1985

Media ID 21750992

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A Saab J29 'Flying Barrel' jet aircraft gracefully touches down at its new home in Coventry Airport, Baginton, under the watchful care of the Midland Air Museum. The arrival of this magnificent military marvel marks an exciting addition to the museum's collection. Awaiting restoration, this iconic plane will be exhibited for eager aviation enthusiasts before embarking on a journey to reclaim its former glory. Steeped in history, it proudly served as part of the air defence squadron for the Swedish Air Force protecting Stockholm since 1951. Capturing the essence of mid-20th century military aviation, this photograph transports us back to April 26th, 1985—a time when these sleek jets ruled the skies with their powerful engines and distinctive barrel-shaped fuselage. Preserved by Mirrorpix's Memory Lane Prints, this image serves as a testament to human ingenuity and technological advancement during times of conflict. It reminds us of our shared fascination with flight and pays tribute to those who dedicated their lives to defending nations from above. As we gaze upon this remarkable print, let us honor not only the brave pilots who soared through clouds but also those who tirelessly work behind-the-scenes—restoring these historical treasures so that future generations may appreciate their significance.

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