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SAAB 91B Safir

For Sale in Sweden


Year of construction 1953  
Country Sweden
City/Aerodrome ESOW

SAAB 91B Safir for sale SAAB 91B Safir for sale
Description This is a mint condition, top notch restored aerobatic classic that had no expenses spared!

Excellent performer, strong engine with perfect compression values.

All five year inspections and overhauls conducted this year according to below.

All that’s left is to enjoy flying this popular example of military aviation history.

Now offered excluding parts.

The following work has been completed now in 2018.

• Corrosion inspection of the engine, approved with flying coulors.
• Overhauled Hartzell metal propeller.
• Overhauled Bendix magnetos.
• New propeller bearings
• New propeller membrane
• New Becker 8,33 separation VHF radio
• New brake pads (Cleveland disc brake converted)

In addition, an comprehensive spare part inventory consisting of no less then three complete engines, 2 complete cowlings, a exhaust system, lifting jacks etc etc is for sale.

We also offer the sale of one factory-new Hartzell wood propeller, extremely rare peace of kit that only need a validation including new seals to be airworthy.

Of course there is complete logs since new.

This unique aircraft’s history, in summary:

• Manufactured 21 February 1953, as serial nr. 91227, at Koninklijke Maatschappij, Dodrecht Holland, and registered with the Swedish Air Force as nr. 50025 at F5/25 Ljungbyhed.

• 27 April 1972, re-deployed to F18 Tullinge as nr. 80; camouflage livery.

• 12 June 1981, entire aircraft inspected and entered on the civil register

• 17 June 1981, sold to Wretner Museum,

• 12 October 1981, sold to Skå Aviation Museum.

• 4 April 1993, wings upgraded to C-series wings and prepared for heated pitot tube for night certification.

• 1 October 2006, bought by a gentleman who had it ground up Restored by expert vintage aircraft specialists. Exterior paint removed to metal, then re-painted to original 1953 livery. The paint was tuned to match the original cellulose lacquer.

Windscreen and windows replaced with all new ones.

• Winter/Spring of 2007, all wing anchor bolts x-ray inspected; new Cleveland disc brakes mounted; new Becker ATC 4401-1 and intercom mounted.

November 2012, new carburettor installed.

• February 2015, new motor-mount bushings installed.

• December 2015, all spark plugs replaced with new.

• January 2017, all oil and fuel hoses replaced.

Total hours engine ca 848
Total hours airframe 5.570
Total hours wings            1.800 (4800 hours until next ving inspection and 2700 hours until next wing bolts inspection/exhange).

Great touring aircraft, 115-130 knot cruise.

Aerobatics in thise machines is a unfiltered joy. Push rod controls. Light control forces, perfect harmony, especially light and progressive rudder, quite high VNE of 340 kph/185 knots and low drag makes it draw pretty nice arcs. Combined with a throaty engine noise its a appreciated type for vintage displays.

Engine Lycoming O-435-A, 190 HP, 6 cylinders,
Fuel type 91UL 91/96UL or 100LL.
MTOW 1.165 kilo
Seats 3
Max baggage 40 kilo
Fuel capacity 175 liter
Payload                           375 kilo
Range                              345 nm plus reserve

The aircraft is aerobatic category EASA certified according to Annex II. Thus it´s maintained with certified parts at professional facility's.

If desired Experimental certification is possible.

Benefits of the Saab 91 compared to others 1950´s trainers aircraft is a comfortable cabin even for 3, good speed, good range, fantastic handling, virtually unlimited fatigue life at 6000 hours on the wings and a conventional american boxer six engine with american prop.

Aircraft is displayed at the flying aviation museum of Västerås ESOW, summertime base is at the Stockholm vintage aircraft airfield of SkåEdeby ESSE.
Price € 53.000  VAT free >> Convert currency
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This SAAB 91B Safir is offered for sale by
Johan Litens
Stockholm, Sweden
Phone 0046763159675
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