"J 26 Mustang – ett jaktplan och en era i Sverige" – "Mustang - a fighter and an era in Sweden"
The North American Mustang fighter became an era in its own lifetime, one of those mythological aircraft that "everyone" seems to know about, like the Spitfire, the Stuka and the DC-3.
Swedish Air force acquired hundreds of Mustangs from surplus USAF stocks even before the war was over. It served for more than a decade and it was very much appreciated by pilots as well as ground crew.
Acknowledged aviation historian Leif Hellström tells the story of the Mustang in Swedish service.