VL Sääski
1928
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VL Sääski

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Specification 
 MODELSaaski IIA
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x 120hp Siemens-Halsken Sh 12
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight913 kg2013 lb
    Empty weight609 kg1343 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan9.90 m33 ft 6 in
    Length7.40 m24 ft 3 in
    Height2.40 m8 ft 10 in
    Wing area24.00 m2258.33 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed145 km/h90 mph
    Cruise speed110 km/h68 mph
    Ceiling4500 m14750 ft
    Rate of climb138 m/min450 ft/min

Comments
Barry, 14.12.2015

Predominately a training aircraft there were 33 Saaski produced or the Finnish Air Force, some fitted with floats, which were still fully aerobatic. A further 5 were sold privately. The aircraft served between 1928 and 1943. Two are preserved one in the Finnish Aviation Museum and one in the Maritime Centre Vellamo.

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