TheFuturoHouse.com | Latest Site News & Updates
- Location | Carl Cederströms gata 2, 586 63 Linköping, Sweden
- Lat/Long | 58°24'36.18"N 15°31'27.62"E
- Previous Location | Tönnebro 124, 820 29 Stråtjära, Sweden
- Previous Lat/Long | 61°3'33.57"N 16°56'1.31"E Or 61°3'5.62"N 16°55'58.85"E
- Image By Flygvapenmuseum | 091316
- Google Maps | 040419 (Futuro Is Not Visible)
- Latest Confirmation | 012219
Information Update History
Looks like work on refurbishing this Futuro is now well underway; ronnyvld
shared a couple of photos of the work in progress on Instagram recently and was kind enough to send a couple more to us via email. We are thinking she will be truly awesome once the work is complete.
This is the first photo we have come across showing progress/work on this Futuro. It was posted to Instagram 050318 by ronnyvld
Original Information 092416
On 091216 one of two Futuros previously located on a Swedish Air Force bombing range in Stråtjära
arrived at the Flygvapenmuseum, the Swedish Air Force Museum
where it will be restored and then used as a conference room.
The Futuros at Stråtjära were two of three purchased by the Swedish Air Force from Polykem in the 1970's; the third is located on Satenas Air Force Base
. These units were heavily modified; in particular they had 7 oversize windows instead of the standard 16 around the circumference of the structure and the means of entry was by ladder directly through the center of the base of the unit instead of the normal door/step unit.
The two Futuros were removed from the 14 meter tall towers upon which they were mounted on 042116 and began a multi-stage journey by both road and water to new locations. That journey saw a road trip from Stråtjära to the Port of Norrsundet
on 060216, a trip by barge to Norrköping
on 062016 and then a second road trip to the Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield
This Futuro then made its final road trip to Linköping on 091216. This stage of the journey was documented by Niklas Luks in a nyhetswebben.se
article published on 091216. The article was accompanied by the great set of photos seen below copyright Niklas Luks.
The second Futuro
currently remains on the Norrköping-Bråvalla Airfield pending a public auction scheduled to start taking online bids 100316.
Information, history and photographs relating to this Futuro prior to its arrival in Linköping can be found here
None currently known.