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 (license produced)
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 m38,1 ft
Wing Area22,2 m239 ft
Length10,45 m34,3 ft
Height3,96 m13,0 ft
First Flight30.07.1943
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1945-1949
Total Production299
VariantsJ 21A-1, J 21A-2, A 21A-3