Saab 90 Scandia
1946
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Saab 90 Scandia

An apparently unusual category of aircraft to be designed and built by Svenska Aeroplan, which has concentrated primarily on military aircraft, the Saab-90 Scandia represented the company's attempt to join the post-World War II hunt for the legendary 'pot of gold' that would be the reward for the creator of a Douglas DC-3 replacement. Saab was even less successful than some others, producing a total of only 18 Saab-90 aircraft, including the prototype, between 1948 and 1954. 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, the prototype was flown for the first time on 16 November 1946. Accommodation was provided for a flight crew of four or five and 24 to 36 passengers, according to cabin layout. However, only a single order was received for the Saab-90A production version, from the Swedish airline AB Aerotransport, but when 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. A Saab-90B with a pressurised cabin was planned, but with no demand for the type it was not built.

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Saab 90 ScandiaA three-view drawing (800 x 689)


Specification 
 MODELSaab 90A Scandia
 ENGINE2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2180-E1 radial piston engines, 1342kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight16000 kg35274 lb
    Empty weight9960 kg21958 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan28 m92 ft 10 in
    Length21.3 m70 ft 11 in
    Height7.1 m23 ft 4 in
    Wing area85.65 m2921.93 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Cruise speed390 km/h242 mph
    Ceiling7500 m24600 ft
    Range1480 km920 miles

Comments
jose marcos santos, 16.05.2017

eu trabalhei bem proximo do local onde caiu oscandia da vasp ,onde ouvi historias deste terrivel acidente em epoca que nem era nascido ,mas percebi que historia e tao interessante ,mesmo tendo momentos dificieis..

walter cardoso assis, 02.05.2015

sou maquetista,fabrico e vendo maquetes grandes de dc-3 convair 440 constellation l-049 boeing 727 boeing 767 c-46 e outros.peço entrar no meu site walter-maquetes webnode .com e qualquer informação no meu email
grato- walter cardoso assis

jorge meloni filho, 26.10.2013

EXTERMÍNIO DE AVIÕES NO BRASIL ! youtube the last exemplar of a saab scandia in the world in bebedouro estado de são paulo brazil

FAUSTO DE SOUZA NASCIMENTO, 03.12.2011

O Scandia foi uma grande aeronave,que iniciou nas cores da saudosa e maravilhosa VASP,a formidável Ponte aérea,ligando SP ao RJ.Eu voei muito com o Scandia,com a minha tia que não trocava os Scandias pelos Convairs.Eu tive a oportunidade de voar com o Comdte Jaks Torres,de SP para o RJ,e com 7 anos de idade,fui convidado pelas mãos dele a ir na cabine de comando,fiquei bem impressionado com a qtdade de relógios,luzes,interruptores,na realidade era uma quantidade enorme de instrumentos,cheguei a ficar quase 20 minutos de voo na cabine de instrumentos.Aliás,falando no Comdte Jaks Torres,a sua mãe era a Dna Glorinha,que morou na casa da minha saudosa mãe,infelizmente o Comdte Jaks faleceu em um pavoroso acidente aéreo qdo sobrevoaava a região de Paraibuna,junto com tb Comdte Pinto Waltheimer,com 32 pessoas a bordo onde o Scandia foi atingido na velocidade de cruzeiro por um avião bimotor Cessna 310,onde todos vieram a falecer e deixou o Brasil de luto.Qdo aconteceu o fatídico acidente,a Dna.Glorinha não morava mais na casa dos meus pais e segundo a minha mãe,ela de uma hora para outra,teve os cabelos embranquecidos.O Comdte Jaks Torres,era filho único e eu me lembro muito bem que em relação aos filhos únicos,havia a necessidade de uma carta registrada em Cartório,firmada por duas testemunhas,onde se declarava que o interessado ao cargo de piloto,não era arrimo de família.Muitas saudades daquela época,que não volta mais,onde a Aviação,era uma grande e maravilhosa aventura,dia a dia.Obrigado por postarem o Scandia,grande e fabulosa aeronave que deixou a sua história na Aviação brasileira.Obrigado

Anders Annerfalk, 23.02.2010

Wim, you are absolutely right - when Saab was told by the Swedish Air Force to focus on Saab 29 "Tunnan" deliveries, Scandia production was transferred to Fokker, who in turn used Aviolanda and de Schelde to finish the aircraft.

Claudio, 30.05.2009

The last Saab 90 Scandia(the last of Mohicans),is preserved in a Brazilian museum in Bebedouro city(São Paulo).The museum name is "Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo".

Wim Kruining B.A . Art History, 12.04.2009

Was the Scaab Scandia also not built by the Schelde in Dordrecht Holland where I worked as a draftsman around 1950 ?

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FACTS AND FIGURES

© Pilots considered the cockpit glazing to be inadequate, with most panels too small and the sills too high. Looking across the cockpit, the pilot on the opposite side could see very little.

© Two versions were proposed, one with 24 seats in one double row and one single row, and a 32-seat model with two double rows. The pressurized Saab 90B version was never built.

© 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.



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