Two Swedish Air Force aerobatic teams, ACRO Hunters and ACRO Deltas, delighted airshow spectators across the country during the 1950s and 1960s, as Jan Forsgren recounts
The Swedish Flygvapnet (air force) has a proud history of aerobatic display flying. Since 1976, Team 60 has been the air arm’s official demonstration team. Flying six SK 60 (SAAB 105) twin-engine jet trainers, Team 60 has appeared at numerous airshows across Sweden and Europe. However, prior to this outfit, perhaps the most acclaimed of all Flygvapnet teams were the ACRO Hunters (active between 1956-62) and ACRO Deltas (1964-66). But, before describing both, a condensed history of their predecessors is appropriate.