Saab 90 Scandia. Specifications. A photo
Saab 90 Scandia - Swedish twin-engine passenger aircraft manufactured by Saab in the period of 1946 1954 year.
Saab 90 Scandia photo
Design and development of civil aircraft Saab 90 Scandia began in 1944 year, thus, the basis for the future of the aircraft has taken the American model Douglas DC-3, Production of which began ten years earlier. However, the Swedish aeronautical engineer not only made a partial modernization of the aircraft, but also greatly improved the flight performance of the aircraft, the most acceptable form of aerodynamic aircraft, reduced aircraft weight, changed the profile of the wing, etc. Among other things, due to improvements in design, flying in these planes are much safer, cost-effective in terms of fuel costs, and a much more comfortable, so that aircraft operate until the end of 60-ies.
A photoSaab 90 Scandia
Despite significant changes in the flight performance of the aircraft Saab 90 Scandia, the worldwide popularity of this aircraft was not able to get - for the entire production period was built only 18 aircraft of this model, of which, in the current state of today is only one aircraft.
Depending on the cabin, on board the Saab 90 Scandia can accommodate up to 24 32 passengers, which was enough for work to local air routes, and remote routes.
The aircraft Saab 90 Scandia had good handling, in this connection on the board was enough to have only two crew members.
Museum exhibitSaab 90 Scandia
As the power plant on the aircraft Saab 90 Scandia uses two 14 cylinder piston radial aircraft engine, each of which is capable of power 1825 hp, which was enough to carry the maximum number of passengers over distances of up to 2650 kilometers at a maximum speed of flight in 450 km \ h.
Model Saab 90A Scandia is a major production version of the aircraft, however, among other things, the Swedish aircraft manufacturers tried to modernize the aircraft, as a consequence, were working on a version Saab 90B Scandia, but, ultimately, the model has been recognized as unclaimed, and therefore the issue of it has not been started.
End of operation of the aircraft Saab 90 Scandia occurred July 22 1969 year - this day was carried out the last flight of the aircraft, however, but survived to the present day model is still in the current state, although the flights are carried out on it is extremely rare.
Specifications Saab 90 Scandia.
- Crew: 2 person;
- Passenger: 32 person;
- aircraft Length: 21,3 m .;
- Wingspan: 28 m .;
- Plane Height: 7,4 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 9960 kg .;
- Payload: 5940 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 15900 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 340 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 450 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 2650 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 7500 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2180-E Twin Wasp E;
- Power: 2 × 1865 hp
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