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VL Finland

VL, Valtion Lentokonetehdas was the Finnish State Aircraft Factory, that was founded on 23 February 1928 from the IVL or I.V.L. factory (Finnish Air Force Aircraft Factory).
The company was transferred from being subordinate to the Finnish Air Force to being subordinate to the Ministry of Defence. The company, and its products were named with the prefix VL.
Production started at Suomenlinna and Santahamina in Helsinki; the factory did not have an airport, only the sea and sea ice could be used for take-off and landing. Most of the aircraft built in Helsinki were seaplanes. In the 1930s the factory was moved to Tampere, the biggest industrial city in Finland. During WW2 VL serviced and assembled German (Junkers Ju 88) and British (Bristol Blenheim) bomber aircraft. After WW2, the Finnish state consolidated its industrial assets, and VL was integrated as part of Valtion Metallitehtaat (VMT, State Metal Works), later 'Valmet'. The ownership of the factory was moved to the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Bristol Blenheim Mk IV BL-200 Photographed in the Tikkakoski Aviation Museum, Finland on 15 May 2009. After restoration this airc...
Photo of Bristol Blenheim Mk IV BL-200 Bristol Blenheim Mk IV BL-200 Photographed in the Central Finland Aviation Museum, Tikkakoski, on...
Bristol Blenheim Mk. IV Photographed on 24 June 2012 at The Aviation Museum of Central Finland, Tikkakoski. See also pictur...
Gloster Gamecock GA-58 wreckage Photographed on 25 June 2012 in the Finnish Aviation Museum at Vantaa, Finland. Initially one Gamec...
VL Pyry (Blizzard) PY-27 2-seat fighter trainer photographed on 25 June 2012 in the Finnish Aviation Museum at Vantaa, Finlan...
VL Sääski (Gnat) II SÄ-122 2-seat wooden trainer photographed on 25 June 2012 in the Finnish Aviation Museum at Vantaa, Finland...
VL Tuisku (Snowstorm) TU-178 2-seat trainer biplane of Finnish design, photographed on 25 June 2012 in the Finnish Aviation Museu...
VL Viima II OH-VII Basic trainer biplane photographed on 25 June 2012 in the Finnish Aviation Museum at Vantaa, Finland...
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