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In 1944 Saab em-barked on two civil aircraft projects — the Saab 90 Scandia, a twin-engined airliner, and the Saab 91 Safir, a single-engined trainer and private plane. The Saab-90 Scandia represented the company's attempt to join the post-World War II hunt for a Douglas DC-3 replacement.

A cantilever low-wing monoplane of all-metal construction, with retractable tricycle landing gear and powered by two wing-mounted 1081kW Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp radial engines, and accommodation was provided for a flight crew of four or five and 24 to 36 passengers, according to cabin layout. The 14-cylinder R-2180 radial drove a four-bladed variable-pitch propeller. The Scandia was the only civil use for the R-2180 (also known as the Twin Wasp E1) engine, although a military version was used in rhe prototype Piasecki H-16 helicopter. The elevators and ailerons were fabric-covered and interchangeable port and starboard. After landing a support strut could be deployed from the cockpit to keep the aircraft from tipping backwards during passenger and baggage loading and unloading.

The results of the SAAB 90 first test flight, on 16 November 1946 were sufficient to encourage the Swedish airline, AB Aero-transport, to sign a contract for 10 aircraft at a value of SKr 15 million. The first plane was delivered in October 1950. When Swedish airline AB Aerotransport this was absorbed into SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) the order was reduced to six. The remaining four aircraft were then sold to Aerovias Brasil (later VASP). Both airlines found them efficient aircraft to operate, resulting in production of two more for SAS and five for VASP, but that was all.

When Saab was told by the Swedish Air Force to focus on Saab 29 "Tunnan" deliveries, Scandia production was transferred to Fokker in 1951, who in turn used Aviolanda and de Schelde to finish the aircraft. Saab received compensation from the Swedish Air Force for the abandonment of the project.

At this point, the Company had delivered 8 aircraft to ABA and exported 10 to Brazil. In time, the ABA planes were also sold to Brazil, where they remained in service until 1969. Only those 18 were ever built, between 1948 and 1954, including the prototype.

A Saab-90B with a pressurised cabin was planned, but with no demand for the type it was not built.

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Serial .

Deliv

Operator

Reg

Transf

Operator

Reg

End

Fate

Flight.hr

90.001

1946.11

Prototype

SE-BCA

??

Fontoura

PT.ARS

?

scrap

?..

90.101

1949.11

.Aerovias

PP.AVN

1950.

.VASP

PP.SQF

?

scrap

?..

90.102

1950.05

.Aerovias

PP.AVT

1950

.VASP

PP.SQC

?

scrap

?..

90.103

1950.07

.Aerovias

PP.AXM

1950

.VASP

PP-SQE

1958.12

crash

?..

90.104

1950.08

.Aerovias

PP.AXE

1950

.VASP

PP.SQD

?

scrap

?..

90.105

1950.10

.Gardar

SE-BSB

1957.09

.VASP

PP-SQW

1965.04

scrap

20670.hr

90.106

1950.11

.Grim

SE-BSD

1957.09

.VASP

PP-SQV

1959.09

crash

11742.hr

90.107

1951.02

.Torolf

SE-BSH

1957.12

.VASP

PP-SRA

1962.11

crash

17151.hr

90.108

1951.01

.Jarl

SE-BSE

1958.01

.VASP

PP-SRB

1965.08

scrap

17841.hr

90.109

1951.03

.Njål

SE-BSF

1958.10

.VASP

PP-SQX

1965.08

scrap

17083.hr

90.110

1951.04

.Sigurd

SE-BSG

1957.10

.VASP

PP-SQY

1964.03

crash

18796.hr

90.111

1951.07

.VASP

>>

>>

.VASP

PP.SQN

?

scrap

?..

90.112

1954.05

.VASP

>>

>>

.VASP

PP.SQQ

?

scrap

?..

90.113

1954.06

.VASP

>>

>>

.VASP

PP-SQS

1960.08

crash

?..

90.114

1954.07

.VASP

>>

>>

.VASP

PP.SQT

?

scrap

?..

90.115

1954.07

.VASP

>>

>>

.VASP

PP-SQR

?

pres

?..

90.116

1954.10

.Arne

SE-BSK

1958.02

.VASP

PP-SQZ

1965.08

scrap

12079.hr

90.117

1954.12

.Folke

SE-BSL

1957.03

.VASP

PP-SQU

1964

scrap

12775.hr

Saab 90A Saab 90A1 Saab 90A2
Engine: type R2180E1 R2180E1
Engine: power 1342.kw 1825.hp
Engine: SFC    
Length 70'11.00" 69'10.05"
Wingspan 92'10.00" 92'10.00"
Height 23'04.00" 23'04.00"
Wing area 921.93.ft² 921.93.ft²
Weight: empty 21958.lb 22004.lb
Weight: MTOW 35274.lb 36344.lb
Speed: cuise 210.kn 216.kn
Speed: max 243.kn 246.kn
Speed: landing 70.kn 65.kn
Speed: stall 65.kn 60.kn
Ceiling 24600.ft 28540.ft
Climb   1280.ft/min
Range 1480.km 2650.km
Passengers 32 32
     
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Fighters
P-40E 281 rounds per gun
P-51B&C 280 outboard 350 inboard guns
P-51D 400 inboard and 270 middle and outboard guns
P-47D 260 to 425

F6F-3 400 RPG
F4U 390 RPG

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S90A 11 pour SAS during the 1953 >>> 1955 10... -4 (to VASP) +2 = 8
+ 6 pour VASP (Brazil) 19++ >>> 1969 4 (ex SAS) + 5 = 9
AEROVIAS (Brasil) inclu dans les 6

9+8 = 17 + 1 prototype = 18 A qui le prototype ? Transformé en VIP aircraft pour Olavo Fontoura.(Brazil)

SAS fleet (8 aircrafts) purchased by VASP in 1957

Combien fait en Hollande ???


Production/Deliveries 1950 - 1954

Saab Scandia 90A
specifications
Wingspan: 28.0 m
Length: 21.3 m
Height: 7.1 m
Wing a ea: 85.7 sq. m
Engines: 2x att & Whitney R-2180-E1, 1650 hp
each
Empty weight: 9960 kg
Payload: 32 passenge s
Takeoff weight: 16500 kg
Max. speed: 450 km/h
Landing speed: 130 km/h
Stall speed : 110 km/h
Climb ate: 6.5 m/s
Ceiling: 7500 m
Range: 2510 km

SAS used 11 Scandias in the 50s


Serial Reg 1st Flight Operator Fate
90.001 SE-BCA 1946 Private
90.101
90.102 SE.BSC ????
90.103 PP-SQE 1950 VASP crash 1958.12.30
90.104
90.105 SE.BSB 1950 >> PP-SQW (1957)
90.106 PP-SQV 1950 VASP crash 1959.09.23
90.107 PP-SRA 1951 VASP crash 1962.11.26
90.108
90.109
90.110 PP-SQY 1951 VASP crash 1964.03.08
90.111
90.112
90.113 PP-SQS 1954 VASP crash 1960.08.15
90.114
90.115 PP-SQR
90.116
90.117


Note: PP-SQR sole suvivor in a museum

About VASP : Brazil, 1933-2005

About Aerovias : Guatemala





Saab 90A Scandia
Engines: 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2180-E1 radial, 1342kW
Wingspan: 28 m / 92 ft 10 in
Length: 21.3 m / 70 ft 11 in
Height: 7.1 m / 23 ft 4 in
Wing area: 85.65 sq.m / 921.93 sq ft
Max take-off weight: 16000 kg / 35274 lb
Empty weight: 9960 kg / 21958 lb
Cruise speed: 390 km/h / 242 mph
Ceiling: 7500 m / 24600 ft
Range: 1480 km / 920 miles

Saab 90A-2 Scandia
Crew: 4-5
Engine: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp R-2180-E1, 1825 hp
Span: 28.0 m (91’10.5”)
Length: 21.3 m (69’10.5”)
Take-off weight: 15900 kg (35053 lb)
Range: 2650 km (1650 miles)
Maximum speed, km/h (mph) 455(283)
Cruising speed: 400 kph (249 mph)
Landing speed: 120 kph (75 mph)
Max. altitude: 8700 m (28540 ft)