Saab MFI-15 Safari. Specifications. A photo.
Saab MFI-15 Safari. Specifications. A photo.

Saab MFI-15 Safari. Specifications. A photo.


Saab MFI-15 Safari - a light buffet multipurpose aircraft, designed by «Malmo Flygindustri» in 1969 year, and produced by the Swedish company «Saab AB».


Saab MFI-15 Safari a photo


Swedish aircraft builders have begun designing a multi-purpose aircraft model Saab MFI-15 Safari in the middle of the 60-ies of the last century. To reduce the development period, and to minimize the cost of the project, the aircraft designers used the model of the MFI-9 Junior, which was able to prove itself very well for the period of its use, however, the Saab MFI-15 Safari aircraft proved to be much more practical in terms of its application, Which is due mainly to its extended flight performance and performance, as well as to improved safety in flight.

Aircraft Saab MFI-15 Safari is positioned as a multi-purpose aircraft, which has the ability to be used, and as a private aircraft, and as a tourist plane, as well as to train future pilots, helped by the paired control. Initially it was assumed that the aircraft can be operated, and as a sports aircraft, however, the configuration vysokokryla not allowed to use the aircraft in this class.

In addition to the civil aviation, the aircraft (modified Saab MFI-17 Supporter) was used in the military sphere, however, is the operational capabilities of the aircraft were very limited, in particular, the aircraft was used for training future pilots, as well as a patrol aircraft.


Photo Saab MFI-15 Safari 


Aircraft Saab MFI-15 Safari underwent its first test trials in July 1969 years and due to the fact that the aircraft has successfully coped with all tasks. At the end of the same year it was deployed and serial production of aircraft of this model. The project proved to be very popular, as evidenced by the fact that more than 450 copies of this model were built for the entire period of the release (including the military version of the plane).

In the cockpit of the aircraft Saab MFI-15 Safari can accommodate up to three people, including 1-2 crew members and one passenger. The crew, consisting of two people, was mainly involved in the military versions of the aircraft, while the aircraft was allowed control by one person in civil aviation. Aircraft Saab MFI-15 Safari can also be used for transportation of small loads, however, the lack of inside space cab, imposes some restrictions on this opportunity.

Aircraft Saab MFI-15 Safari is equipped with a piston powerplant ustanvokoy, including aircraft grade engine Lycoming IO-360-A1B6, capable of developing a thrust of 200 hp, allowing the aircraft to accelerate to a maximum speed of flight in 240 km \ h., and it allows to overcome the distance in kilometers 700.


Aircraft Saab MFI-15 Safari 


Production of the aircraft was carried out in two basic versions:

  • Saab MFI-15 Safari - A civilian version of the aircraft;
  • Saab MFI-17 Supporter - Modification of military aircraft.


Specifications Saab MFI-15 Safari.


  • Crew: 1-2 people (depending on version);
  • Passenger: 1-2 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 7 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,86 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,6 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 646 kg .;
  • Payload: 554 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1200 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 200 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 240 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 700 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming IO-360-A1B6;
  • Power: 200 hp



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