torpedo aircraft in Swedish service did never play an important role,
although the era lasted from 1924, when the first test were executed
with a Friedrichshafen FF 49C belonging to the Navy Aviation (Marinens
Flygverksamhet) to 1948, when the last torpedo was dropped from an
aircraft. In the beginning of the eighties, the Navy resumed torpedo
launching from the air, but now with helicopters.
31 aircraft have been involved in torpedo operations. Three of these
belonged to the Navy Aviation; two Friedrichshafen FF 49C and one
Heinkel HD 14. After the initial tests, two Friedrichshafens were ready
to drop 35 cm torpedoes in the summer of 1925. For description of the FF
49C, see the page ”Early Navy Aviation”.
Heinkel HD 14, manufactured by Svenska Aero in Stockholm, was ordered in
1924 and ready for trials on September 13th 1925. The
aircraft was named ”Bellona”. However, the ”Bellona” did not
fulfil the requirements of the Navy. The aircraft was returned to the
manufacturer. It never carried any markings.
1929, torpedo aircraft, now operated by the Air Force (Flygvapnet), took
to the air again, now with more successful results.
the torpedo aircraft used by the Swedish Air Force, see list below.
Please click on the thumbnails for pictures and information
| T 1 - Heinkel HD 16 (1928-1939)
T 2 - Heinkel He 115 (1939-1952)
3 - Junkers Ju 86K (1945-1948)
16A - Caproni Ca 313 (1942)
18B - SAAB 18 (1947-1958)
|© 2001 Lars Henriksson, Ljungskile, Sweden||Updated 2010-03-16|