Saab Saab-21

Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft

Saab J21A-3 © Erik Frikke
Photo ©: Erik Frikke (photos at
The Saab 21 is a single-engine single-seat fighter and ground-attack aircraft produced by the Swedish manufacturer Saab AB, Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget. The fighter-version was designated J 21 by the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet), the attack-version as A 21.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelDaimler-Benz DB 605B
Engine Power1085 kW1455 hp
Speed641 km/h346 kts
  398 mph
Service Ceiling11.000 m36.089 ft
Range750 km405 NM
466 mi.
Empty Weight3.250 kg7.165 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.150 kg9.150 lbs
Wing Span11,60 m38 ft 1 in
Wing Area22,2 m239 ft
Length10,45 m34 ft 3 in
Height3,96 m12 ft 12 in
First Flight30.07.1943
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1945-1949
Total Production299
Data for (Version)Saab J21A (Saab-21A)
VariantsJ 21A-1, J 21A-2, A 21A-3