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Oct 08 2013

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Mercury-powered Hawker Hart to fly again in Sweden

A preserved Hart of the Swedish Air Force, powered by a Bristol Pegasus radial engine, in Finnish Air Force markings in 1976.

A preserved Hart of the Swedish Air Force, powered by a Bristol Pegasus radial engine, in Finnish Air Force markings in 1976.

Swedish vintage aircraft enthusiast Joakim Westh has announced his plan to put a Swedish-built Hawker Hart biplane bomber back into the air.

A full report can be read from Aeroplane Monthly.

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  1. Rob

    Swedish Air Force Markings? 1976?
    That’s odd because the markings look rather familiar to me, from another place and time.

    1. World Warbird News

      The blue swastika was used by Sweden for a long time, before it became associated with the Nazi regime. The aircraft was photographed in 1976, wearing its historical colours. I don’t think there’s any mystake here.

  2. Rob

    Most interesting, it is odd how often this symbol is used. I’ve seen it many times in Jewish and Indian culture, Swedish is a new one on me, thanks very much.

    1. World Warbird News

      For a long time, it was very widely used.You’ll find it in the beautiful gothic cathedral of Amiens in Northern France, for example. Nowadays, it is almost exclusively associated with Nazi Germany, although in some parts of the world the association is mostly ignored.

  3. Charles Trainor

    World Warbird News, I think you meant Finland in your Oct 11 comment. The Finns were using the swastika from 1919 until they were forced to help drive the Germans out of Finland by the Russians after the Finns surrendered to them in 1944. After that time the Finns started using the roundel similar to that used by the RAF. It was a white dot in the middle surrounded by a light blue ring surrounded by a white ring. It is still in use today. The caption on the photo says that the plane was in Finnish markings. Since 1926 the Swedes have been using the three crowns, although the colors have varied.

  4. World Warbird News

    Indeed, that’s Finland and not Sweden. Stupid confusion on my part… 🙁

  5. World Warbird News

    Charles Trainor rightly points out in another comment that I’ve confused Sweden and Finland. The swastika was used by Finland, not Sweden.

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