Aviation Historian 09
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J.Forsgren - Holf the Front Page! The ASJA Viking
Looking rather more modern than its predecessor, the sole Viking II, also registered SE-FYR, is seen here on floats bearing the legend Svensk Filmindustri on the fuselage and the Stockholms-Tidningen logo on the rudder. Behind it is the sole de Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth exported to Sweden, SE-AFL, originally G-ABZN.
The first Viking I after the application of its test registration, SE-95. A May 1931 report in Flight described the type as having a ‘‘strong resemblance to such British machines as the Puss Moth and Desoutter monoplane”, the latter being somewhat nearer the mark than the former. Flight also described it as “a very creditable effort”.
The second Viking I, SE-FYR, fitted with a Czechoslovakian Walter radial engine. Note the legend Stockholms-Tidningen on the fuselage and the newspaper’s logo on the fin.
Another photograph of the second Viking I, SE-FYR, this time fitted with skis. The cabin was arranged with a single seat in front for the pilot, and a bench-type seat for two behind the pilot’s seat. Luggage could be stowed in the space behind the passengers’ seat. The wings, braced by steel-tube vees, were foldable to aid hangarage.
A rare air-to-air photograph of the second Viking I, SE-FYR, over Stockholm in the early 1930s, taken by Swedish aerial photography pioneer Oscar Bladh. Architect Ragnar Ostberg's distinctive City Hall building, with its prominent 350ft (106m) tower, is at the bottom right-hand corner of the photograph
Looking rather more modern than its predecessor, the sole Viking II, also registered SE-FYR, is seen here on floats bearing the legend Svensk Filmindustri on the fuselage and the Stockholms-Tidningen logo on the rudder. Behind it is the sole de Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth exported to Sweden, SE-AFL, originally G-ABZN.
The Viking II with a wheeled undercarriage operating from the frozen Lake Grovelsjon on the border between Norway and Sweden. Built to be robust and powered by a 205 h.p. D.H. Gipsy Six engine, the Viking II nevertheless had a comparatively short career, operating for for a mere seven years before being withdrawn from use and scrapped in 1941.