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Last week, the climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk took over our Instagram feed to share images from a recent expedition to the Bugaboos, a mountain range in British Columbia. A look at the photos: http://nyr.kr/1ecbZBA
Photos by Renan Ozturk, for The North Face and Camp 4 Collective.
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SAAB 37 Viggen parked at an undisclosed roadside base, somewhere in Sweden.
"During the Cold War, Sweden built an expansive system of roadside bases and reserve bases to decentralize the Swedish Air Force in case of an attack. This doctrine required a numerous amount normal and undisclosed roads and highways to be accommodated for aircraft, along with many small and incognito airstrips.
The idea for the Bas 60 and Bas 90 project was learned from the Six-Day War, where Israel managed to neutralize the entire Egyptian Air Force in a matter of day with a surprise strike at their air force bases while the fighters were still on the ground. An enemy would be prevented from doing just that by spreading out and circulating the Swedish Air Force between hundreds of roadside and reserve bases.
The bases were together with a central base organized into an “airbase group”. Southern Sweden had so many airbases at one point that military officials jokingly referred to it as “Aircraft Carrier Götaland”.
The Viggen, Gripen and possibly Draken were all created to operate from these roadside bases. The former two could be easily maintained by a crew of conscripts with minimal training supervised by an officer, and were designed with STOL capabilities.”