All pictures taken at Malmen in 2001. Aircraft owned by Flygexpo
Three week after the contract of the Hawker Hunters, in July of 1954,
16 Pembroke C Mk 52 were ordered. They got the Swedish designation TP 83.
The individuals got the Air Force numbers 83001-83016. The aircraft were
delivered in 1954-1956. Except for liaison and transport of Air Force personnel,
it was used as ”flying classroom” for the education of navigators, ELINT
(ELectronic INTelligence) in co-operation with the FRA (Försvarets
Radioanstalt = ”the Radio Establishment of the Defence”) and Search And
Rescue (SAR). Other duties was to act as a test platform and as a flying
ambulance. Two aircraft (83006 and 83017) were in 1970 painted in a special
blue-and-white colour scheme (see photo below!) and entirely used for VIP-transports.
(Text from www.avrosys.nu;
more to read there.)