Folland Gnat F.1 Särkimäki, Tikkakoski Finland

Finnish Air Force GN-109 08.05 1962

Lt.Esko Sirola lost his life when his aircraft crashed at this spot.

© matti salonen via hannu valtonen
11.08 2009 ©kjell sørensen
The Finnish Air Force acquired a total of 13 Folland Gnat F.1 aircraft during the period of 1958-1960. In 1967 they were were replaced by MiG-21. Some of the Gnats were used as trainers until 1974.
Still some small remains to be seen at the site.