Saab 90 Scandia. Specifications. A photo
Saab 90 Scandia. Specifications. A photo

Saab 90 Scandia. Specifications. A photo


Saab 90 Scandia - Swedish twin-engine passenger aircraft manufactured by Saab in the period of 1946 1954 year.


Saab 90 Scandia photo


Design and development of civil aircraft Saab 90 Scandia began in 1944 year, thus, the basis for the future of the aircraft has taken the American model Douglas DC-3, The release of which began ten years earlier. Nevertheless, the Swedish aircraft engineers produced not only a partial upgrade of the aircraft, but also greatly improved the aircraft's flight performance, providing the most acceptable aerodynamic forms to the aircraft, reducing the weight of the aircraft, changing the wing profile, and the like. Among other things, thanks to the improved design, flights on these aircraft have become much safer, fuel-efficient and much more comfortable, thanks to which the aircraft were operated until the end of the 60-ies of the last century.


Photo Saab 90 Scandia


Despite significant changes in the flight and technical characteristics of the Saab 90 Scandia aircraft, this aircraft has not been able to gain worldwide popularity - over the entire production period, only 18 aircraft of this model were built, of which, today, only one plane.

Depending on the cabin, on board the Saab 90 Scandia can accommodate up to 24 32 passengers, which was enough for work to local air routes, and remote routes.

The aircraft Saab 90 Scandia had good handling, in this connection on the board was enough to have only two crew members.


Museum piece Saab 90 Scandia


As the power plant on the aircraft Saab 90 Scandia uses two 14 cylinder piston radial aircraft engine, each of which is capable of power 1825 hp, which was enough to carry the maximum number of passengers over distances of up to 2650 kilometers at a maximum speed of flight in 450 km \ h.

Model Saab 90A Scandia is a major production version of the aircraft, however, among other things, the Swedish aircraft manufacturers tried to modernize the aircraft, as a consequence, were working on a version Saab 90B Scandia, but, ultimately, the model has been recognized as unclaimed, and therefore the issue of it has not been started.

End of operation of the aircraft Saab 90 Scandia occurred July 22 1969 year - this day was carried out the last flight of the aircraft, however, but survived to the present day model is still in the current state, although the flights are carried out on it is extremely rare.


Specifications Saab 90 Scandia.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 32 person;
  • aircraft Length: 21,3 m .;
  • Wingspan: 28 m .;
  • Plane Height: 7,4 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 9960 kg .;
  • Payload: 5940 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 15900 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 340 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 450 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2650 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7500 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2180-E Twin Wasp E;
  • Power: 2 × 1865 hp


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