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Saab 91 Safir. Specifications. Photo.
Saab 91 Safir. Specifications. Photo.

Saab 91 Safir. Specifications. Photo.


Saab 91 Safir - lightweight single-engine aircraft produced in Sweden, Saab the aircraft maker produced with 1946 1966 of the year.


A photoSaab 91 Safir


Design of small-engine aircraft began in the post-war period, and, initially expected that the aircraft will be operated solely as a training aircraft, but later aircraft gained popularity among private owners, and, to date, of the issued 323 units in operation for about 50, and still about a hundred of them are in working condition, but not as intensively exploited.


Saab 91 Safir photo


The design of the Saab 91 Safir was partly based on another, to the military model - Bücker Bü 181 "Bestmann", but the plane received a number of significant changes, but despite this, to become as popular, this model was not destined. Initially, it was intended to use a wooden fuselage, however, in the end, aircraft builders agreed that the metal would be much better for these purposes, besides, the metal fuselage had much higher strength characteristics, which ultimately increased the reliability of this aircraft and increased Safety of flights.

On board the aircraft in addition to the pilot can accommodate two more passengers, but due paired management plane can control two people that initially attracted much flying school to train future pilots.


CabinSaab 91 Safir


As the power plant in aircraft Saab 91 Safir used light engine de Havilland Gipsy Major 10 (basic version of the aircraft), which allows to develop power in 145 hp, and to overcome the distance to 942 kilometers at speeds in 264 km \ h (the maximum speed of flight ).

A few months after the appearance of the basic production version, the Swedish aeronautical engineer presented a modification of Saab 91B Safir, differs from the basic version is not only the presence of the new engine Lycoming O-435 190 hp capacity, but also a number of other characteristics.

Specially developed for Norway modification Saab 91B-2 Safir, differs from the previous version only improved engine and a propeller rotating at a constant speed. The release of this modification was very limited.

Modification Saab 91C Safir different from previous versions of the increased passenger capacity - on board the aircraft could accommodate up to 4 people, including one pilot, which increased the demand for this aircraft among the owners. Among other things, thanks to the changed profile of the wing, and was able to increase the volume of the fuel tanks, which is why the aircraft could travel distances up to 1100 km.

The final version of the model was the modification of Saab 91D Safir, which was also designed to carry four people, but the power plant of the aircraft has been replaced by more efficient in terms of operation - piston engine Lycoming O-360 allow speeds of up to 280 km \ h.


Specifications Saab 91 Safir.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 7,8 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,6 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 2,2 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 600 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 400 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1000 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 235 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 264 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 942 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4600 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Power plant: de Havilland Gipsy Major (depending on version);
  • Power: 145 hp (Depending on version).


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