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Saab 91 Safir
The SAAB 91 Safir is a three (91A, B, B-2) or four (91C, D) seater, single engine trainer aircraft built by Saab.
The 91A has a four cylinder De Havilland Gipsy Major 2c (125 hp) or Gipsy Major 10 (145 hp) engine.
The 91B, B-2 and C have a six cylinder Lycoming O-435A engine with 190 hp (142 kW).
The 91D has a four cylinder Lycoming O-360-A1A engine with 180 hp.
- 91A: 7.85 m,
- 91B, B-2 and C: 7.90 m,
- 91D: 8.03 m
- Wingspan: 10.60 m
- Height: 2.20 m
- Max weight:
- 91A: 1075 kg
- 91B, B-2: 1165 kg,
- 91C: 1215 kg,
- 91D: 1205 kg
First flight on November 20, 1945, 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 by the Japanese air force as a test platform.
Major civilian users were Air France, Lufthansa and the Dutch Rijksluchtvaartschool (RLS) in Eelde, near Groningen.
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