F 10 Ängelholm
|Kungliga Skånska Flygflottiljen|
|Garrison/HQ||Ängelholm, Ängelholm Municipality|
Knut Zachrisson (1940-1946)
|Fighter||J 8, J 20, J 21R, J 22, J 28, J 29, J 34, J 35, AJS 37, JAS 39|
History of the airbase
The tenth air force wing initially started as a detachment located at F 8 Barkarby during the summer of 1940 but was relocated to Bulltofta Airport near Malmö on October 1, 1940 to deter foreign aircraft during the war. The first aircraft were two squadrons of older J 8s from F 8 Barkarby wing which served for only one year until they were replaced by three squadrons of the J 20s.
In 1941, it was decided to transfer the wing to a new base at Barkåkra near Ängelholm. In 1945 the wing was completely transferred and equipped with J 22 fighters. However, the grass field was too soft and full flight operations could not be undertaken until 1947 when one runway was paved.
In 1949 the squadrons replaced the J 22s with J 21R jets which only served two years until being replaced by J 28B in 1951. These also only served for two years until in turn being replaced by the J 29 which served until 1963.
While waiting for the new J 35, two of the squadrons replaced their J 29s with J 34 from F 18 Tullinge until the wing was fully converted in 1969. The J 35 served F 10 for a total of 34 years across several upgrades until they were replaced initially by the JAS 37 in one squadron in 1993 and then the JAS 39 in the two remaining squadrons in 1999.
Koenigsegg Automotive has their factories and office located in former F10 buildings. The F10 'ghost' is also placed on all Koenigsegg cars.