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Saab 91 Safir Sk 50b Team 50 - 20160604
Saab 91 Safir Sk 50b Team 50 - 20160604
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: h76industries
SAAB 91 Safir
SAAB 91 Safir
Published: 2011/09/09
Channel: Tommy Olsson
Saab 91 Safir flightsim 2004
Saab 91 Safir flightsim 2004
Published: 2007/03/11
Channel: rfaolwen
Saab 91 Safir (Sk 50) Airshow - Malmen 2016
Saab 91 Safir (Sk 50) Airshow - Malmen 2016
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: SwedishMindwacker
Saab 91 Safir
Saab 91 Safir
Published: 2016/08/15
Channel: XrNeo
Swedish Air Force Saab 91 Safir
Swedish Air Force Saab 91 Safir
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: SwedeFlyers
SAAB Safir 91 D
SAAB Safir 91 D
Published: 2011/11/13
Channel: Gerhard Wessels
Kaivopuisto lentonäytös 2017: Saab 91 D Safir
Kaivopuisto lentonäytös 2017: Saab 91 D Safir
Published: 2017/06/11
Channel: Toni Laitamo
SAAB 91 Safir at Västerås Flygshow 2014 - 20150525
SAAB 91 Safir at Västerås Flygshow 2014 - 20150525
Published: 2014/05/27
Channel: h76industries
Two-ship formation flight with SAAB 91 Safir (SK 50) ...
Two-ship formation flight with SAAB 91 Safir (SK 50) ...
Published: 2013/01/20
Channel: neriksdotcom
SAAB 91 Safir, Formation Flight
SAAB 91 Safir, Formation Flight
Published: 2013/08/05
Channel: Tommy Olsson
Saab 91 Safir (SK 50) Take off
Saab 91 Safir (SK 50) Take off
Published: 2011/08/14
Channel: Daniel Karlsson
SAAB 91 Safir över Borås.
SAAB 91 Safir över Borås.
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: kjellivarsson
FS2004 SibWings SAAB 91 Safir
FS2004 SibWings SAAB 91 Safir
Published: 2008/07/02
Channel: petrochen
SAAB 91 Safir över Mälaröarna 2010-07-05
SAAB 91 Safir över Mälaröarna 2010-07-05
Published: 2010/07/28
Channel: Andreas F
Saab 91 Safir Góraszka 02.06.2001
Saab 91 Safir Góraszka 02.06.2001
Published: 2009/04/27
Channel: maceyka666
SAAB 91 Safir display for Flydagen Sola 2016
SAAB 91 Safir display for Flydagen Sola 2016
Published: 2016/11/02
Channel: Erik Øglænd
Saab 91B Safir
Saab 91B Safir
Published: 2013/04/22
Channel: Thomas Hylander
Saab 91C Safir
Saab 91C Safir
Published: 2009/08/03
Channel: Viktor Gadestedt
FSX SibWings lab: SAAB Safir X Model HD
FSX SibWings lab: SAAB Safir X Model HD
Published: 2012/04/20
Channel: ᖴS᙭ᑎOOᙖ - Games & More
Saab 91D Safir - Oostwold Airshow 2013
Saab 91D Safir - Oostwold Airshow 2013
Published: 2013/05/23
Channel: AerospaceTV
Saab 91D Safir display at Oostwold Airshow
Saab 91D Safir display at Oostwold Airshow
Published: 2011/09/07
Channel: pikemaster92
Saab 91D Safir ervaring
Saab 91D Safir ervaring
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: Kim Vlasblom
FS2004 SibWings SAAB 91 Safir night panel preview
FS2004 SibWings SAAB 91 Safir night panel preview
Published: 2008/07/02
Channel: petrochen
Fsx SAAB 91B Safir over Photoreal Greece
Fsx SAAB 91B Safir over Photoreal Greece
Published: 2011/08/13
Channel: Vassilis Kostoulas
Taxi and take-off of Saab 91D Safir PH-RLD
Taxi and take-off of Saab 91D Safir PH-RLD
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: Kim Vlasblom
Saab 91D Safir PH-RLD landing at Seppe EHSE
Saab 91D Safir PH-RLD landing at Seppe EHSE
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: Kim Vlasblom
Saab 91D Safir
Saab 91D Safir
Published: 2009/06/28
Channel: Ernst Reiß
SAAB Safir cockpit scenes
SAAB Safir cockpit scenes
Published: 2011/09/15
Channel: Tommy Olsson
The FLYING episodes - part eight.
The FLYING episodes - part eight.
Published: 2014/02/21
Channel: Jesper Rådegård
Feeling alive ... in a SAAB Safir (SK 50)
Feeling alive ... in a SAAB Safir (SK 50)
Published: 2013/07/14
Channel: neriksdotcom
Saab 91B Safir with a wing mounted camera
Saab 91B Safir with a wing mounted camera
Published: 2010/06/24
Channel: neriksdotcom
FS2004 SibWings SAAB 91 Safir landing
FS2004 SibWings SAAB 91 Safir landing
Published: 2008/07/02
Channel: petrochen
Engine run-up of Saab 91D Safir PH-RLD
Engine run-up of Saab 91D Safir PH-RLD
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: Kim Vlasblom
SAAB safir flight
SAAB safir flight
Published: 2016/07/04
Channel: Henrik Tyskerud
Saab Safir Sk 50, Skövde Flygdag 3 sep 2016
Saab Safir Sk 50, Skövde Flygdag 3 sep 2016
Published: 2016/11/14
Channel: MrMaryFilm
Short training session with a SAAB Safir (SK 50)
Short training session with a SAAB Safir (SK 50)
Published: 2013/06/09
Channel: neriksdotcom
Moments of epic flight training
Moments of epic flight training
Published: 2015/05/07
Channel: neriksdotcom
SAAB Safir, Formation Flight
SAAB Safir, Formation Flight
Published: 2011/09/17
Channel: Tommy Olsson
Flydagen Sola 2016 - premieflyging i Saab Safir
Flydagen Sola 2016 - premieflyging i Saab Safir
Published: 2016/05/16
Channel: Sola Flystasjon Flyklubb
Saab Safir
Saab Safir
Published: 2015/04/26
Channel: Lars Be
Saab Safir flight part1
Saab Safir flight part1
Published: 2015/09/03
Channel: Manufly59
SAAB Safir 91D - For Sale
SAAB Safir 91D - For Sale
Published: 2011/11/21
Channel: Gerhard Wessels
SAAB Safir 91D For Sale
SAAB Safir 91D For Sale
Published: 2011/11/14
Channel: Club77seconds
Saab 91B Safir on ESSU
Saab 91B Safir on ESSU
Published: 2010/04/25
Channel: neriksdotcom
Cumulus hunting in a Saab 91B Safir
Cumulus hunting in a Saab 91B Safir
Published: 2010/08/03
Channel: neriksdotcom
Saab 91D Safir Finnish Air Force
Saab 91D Safir Finnish Air Force
Published: 2016/01/13
Channel: Aircraft
Saab Safir
Saab Safir
Published: 2013/05/25
Channel: WhiteDoveWT
Saab Safir 17.03.2016
Saab Safir 17.03.2016
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: Andreas S
Saab Safir over Finnish archipelago
Saab Safir over Finnish archipelago
Published: 2016/08/17
Channel: Manufly59
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Saab 91 Safir
Saab 91C 01.jpg
Saab 91C of the Swedish Air Force
Role Trainer
National origin Sweden
Manufacturer Saab
Designer A J Andersson
First flight 20 November 1945
Primary user Swedish Air Force
Produced 1946–1966
Number built 323

The Saab 91 Safir (Swedish: "sapphire") is a three (91A, B, B-2) or four (91C, D) seater, single engine trainer aircraft. The Safir was built by Saab AB in Linköping, Sweden, (203 aircraft) and by De Schelde in Dordrecht, Netherlands (120 aircraft).

Design and development[edit]

The Safir's first flight on 20 November 1945.[1] The all-metal Safir was designed by Anders J. Andersson, who had previously worked for Bücker, where he designed the all-wood Bücker Bü 181 "Bestmann". The Safir thus shared many conceptual features of its design with the Bestmann.

The Saab 91A is powered by a 125 hp four cylinder de Havilland Gipsy Major 2c piston engine, or a 145 hp Gipsy Major 10 piston engine. The 91B, B-2 and C have a six-cylinder Lycoming O-435A engine with 190 hp.[2] The 91D has a four-cylinder Lycoming O-360-A1A engine with 180 hp.

The "Safir" was later used as a platform to test at low speeds the new swept wing for the Saab 29 and Saab 32 jet fighters.

Operational history[edit]

Finnish Saab 91D Safir

323 units were built in 5 versions (A, B, B-2, C and D). The Safir was used by the Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Austrian, Tunisian and Ethiopean air forces as a trainer aircraft, and a single aircraft was used by the Japan Defense Agency as an STOL test platform.[3]

Major civilian users were Air France, Lufthansa and the Dutch Rijksluchtvaartschool (RLS) on the Groningen Airport Eelde, near Groningen.

During development of the Saab 29, the initial Saab 91 prototype was modified with a scaled-down version of the Saab 29's swept wings; this aircraft was designated Saab 201 Experimental Aircraft. This same airframe was later fitted with wings designed for the Saab 32 Lansen; this was designated Saab 202.

A single Saab 91 Safir was modified as the Saab X1G for research in Japan.

Variants[edit]

Saab Safir 91B trainer airplane just started from Hahnweide airfield.

Operators[edit]

Military operators[edit]

 Austria
 Ethiopia
 Finland
 Japan
 Norway
 Sweden
 Tunisia

Civil operators[edit]

 Australia
 France
 Germany
 Paraguay

Specifications (91A)[edit]

Saab 91B "Safir"

Data from Safir in the Air[6]

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Taylor 1966, p. 125.
  2. ^ Flying Magazine: 39. August 1954.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ SAAB Safir s/n 91.201 (dead link)
  4. ^ Flight 1 January 1954, p. 2.
  5. ^ Taylor 1961, p. 135.
  6. ^ Smith, 1947, pp. 459–462.
  • "Saab 91 C Safir". Flight, 1 January 1954, pp. 2–3, 21.
  • Smith, Maurice A. "Safir in the Air". Flight, 23 October 1947, pp. 459–462.
  • Taylor, John W. R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1961.
  • Taylor, John W. R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1966–67. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1966.

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