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Report - Sweden -Mountain storage room for the Swedish Air Force fuel supply January 2012

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  1. benkar

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    Peace after World War II went almost immediately into a Cold War between East and West. Sweden continued the rearmament that characterized our country throughout the Second World War. Sweden approached immediately, behind the scenes, NATO, and they exchanged in the hidden information, and had a growing secret military technical cooperation.

    U.S. promises to provide jet fuel
    1953 becomes Dwight D Eisenhower U.S. president and the new administration's first task will be to ensure that the Swedish Air Force, which with its 1,000 combat aircraft was the fourth largest in the world, could actually go to war. In great secrecy, Sweden received assurances from the U.S. on aviation fuel and lubricants to a reserve calculated correspond Swedish Air Force's needs for 90 days at war.

    War fule Reserve to Sweden
    In a report to the National Security Council in the United States stressed that this war reserve devoted Sweden, was a key step to - "Encourage Sweden using its air force in the most advantageous way in the event of war in northern Europe." Is not difficult to interpret the writing / desire ...

    How many liters of fuel required a fighter plane?
    I am neither a mathematician or crunchers, but with 1,000 aircraft to have to - "the need for fuel and lubricants in 90 days" become extremely large and involve huge amounts of kerosene and lubricants? How much fuel per day, you need a fighter? In a forum I am a member of, there is this comment: - "A fuel consumption of 50 cubic meters per aircraft per day in 90 days is -50 x 90 x 1000 = 4.5 million cubic meters" ....

    Civilian-run fuel storage for fuel
    In addition to military installations, there were a large number of protected plants stored fuel for the Air Force, but where the business was handled by civilian companies and personnel. Were / are (who knows) similar facilities in many different locations across Sweden....

    A few active years
    It's been a few years since 1953, but in the middle of the 1960s, this plant is in operation "somewhere in Sweden." It is stored large amounts of fuel on water bed in the caverns. A little unsure of year, but it seems as if the plant is closed already in the 1980s..

    What to make of the plant now?
    A very interesting visit, as if time had stopped, there was a slight smell of kerosene / diesel, many years ago they tested the backup power worked, in the long aisles of the rock work lights here and there, in some sections it is completely dark, and it is with a touch of nostalgia as our guide tells us how it all worked, how expensive it was to build, and all the questions about what is ultimately "to do with the mountain"...

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    #1 benkar, Jan 12, 2013
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