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Saab Saab-91 Safir

Saab 91B Safir © Karsten Palt
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Saab-91 Safir


The Saab 91 Safir is a single-engine three- or four-seat trainer aircraft produced by the Swedish manufacturer Saab AB, Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget. Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet) designation was SK 50.
Passengers1 / 2
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming O-360-A1A
Engine Power134 kW180 hp
Speed267 km/h144 kts
  166 mph
Service Ceiling6.200 m20.341 ft
Range1.074 km580 NM
667 mi.
Empty Weight710 kg1.565 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.205 kg2.657 lbs
Wing Span10,60 m34,8 ft
Wing Area13,6 m²146 ft²
Length7,95 m26,1 ft
Height2,20 m7,2 ft
First Flight1945
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 320
Developed fromBücker Bü-181 Bestmann
Data for (Version)Saab 91B Safir
VariantsSaab 91A, Saab 91B, Saab 91C, Saab 91D
The Saab 91 Safir shares many conceptual features with the Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann as it was designed by Anders J. Andersson who designed the Bücker Bestmann also.

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