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After an original idea by Paul Freeman.
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Fällfors

19-12-2011


453

65°06'27"N020°45'40"E

Runway: 14/32 - 1000x..meters/...feet - asphalt (tertiary, CLOSED)
Runway: 16/34 - 2000x35meters/...feet - asphalt (main, CLOSED)
Runway: 16/34 - 1200x..meters/...feet - asphalt (secondary, CLOSED)
Runway: 16/34 - 1100x..meters/...feet - asphalt (highway strip, CLOSED)

Fällfors airfield (Swedish: Fält 40 Fällfors or F 40 Fällfors, ICAO: ESUF) was a military airfield 660 kilometers north-northeast of Stockholm.
The airfield was built in 1955-1956 under the Bas60 airbase plan.
It had a horse shoe shaped mountain tunnel hangar (LxWxH: 150x20x5meters) that could house about 10 jet aircraft.
It became operational with its own personnel in the fall of 1960.
In 1970 one of the backup runways was constructed.
In 1971 it began target towing operations, initially with the J-29 'Tunnan', and later the J-32B 'Lansen'.
The airfield has seen operations by the J-35 'Draken', the JA-37 and AJ-37 'Viggen' and the SK60 trainer.



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Grainy image of a 'Viggen' in the mountain hangar at F40 Fällfors


Fällfors received two more runways in 1987 during the upgrade to Bas90 air base.
It became a Bas90 (Base-90) airbase in the early 1990s.
After the upgrade it was the only Bas90 airbase with a tunnel hangar.
The airfield was sold off after 2006, its last year in military service.
The runway is now used by Skellefteå Drive Center for the commercial testing of vehicles and for occasional motor racing.



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A snow covered Fällfors in 2006. This was the last year in military service, hence the snow was removed from all 4 runways.
(Photo Magnus Manuelsson, via e-mail)



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The airfield as photographed in 2008 (Google Earth)



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