Saab-MFI 15/17 Safari-Supporter
1971
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Saab-MFI 17 Supporter

On 11 July 1969 Saab flew the prototype (SE-301) of a two/three-seat civil/military trainer or general utility aircraft to which it had allocated the designation Saab-MFI 15. As then flown it was powered by a 119kW Avco Lycoming IO-320-B2 flat-four engine and had a conventional low-set tailplane, but this was modified subsequently to T-tail configuration to minimise damage when operating from rough airfields.

The prototype was flown on 26 February 1971 with a more powerful Avco Lycoming engine, which became the standard powerplant for the production version, which was re-designated Saab Safari. A braced shoulder-wing monoplane with fixed tricycle landing gear, available optionally with tailwheel landing gear, it provides side-by-side enclosed accommodation for two and has dual controls as standard.

A military version designated originally Saab-MFI 17 was flown on 6 July 1972 and differed from the Safari by being equipped more specifically for use as a military trainer, or for such duties as artillery observation, forward air control and liaison; this version was later named Saab Supporter.

In August 1978 Saab flew a version of the Safari with a 157kW Continental flat-six turbocharged engine; designated Safari TS it did not progress beyond the prototype stage.

Saab built a combined total of about 250 Safari/Supporter aircraft before production ended in the late 1970s. Military Supporters were supplied to the Pakistan air force and army (45), Royal Danish air force (32, which designated it T-17) and Zambian air force (20). Licence-production of this aircraft was started in Pakistan during 1976, initially from kits supplied by Saab, but there has been a gradual change to indigenous manufacture from raw materials. Designated Mushshak in Pakistan, more than 150 have been built.

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Saab-MFI 15/17 Safari-SupporterA three-view drawing (800 x 684)


Specification 
 MODELSaab-Safari
 ENGINE1 x Avco Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 piston engine, 149kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1200 kg2646 lb
    Loaded weight646 kg1424 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan8.85 m29 ft 0 in
    Length7.0 m23 ft 12 in
    Height2.6 m9 ft 6 in
    Wing area11.9 m2128.09 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed235 km/h146 mph
    Ceiling4100 m13450 ft

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TORBJÖRN KAMPE, 20.03.2018

I HAVE TURBO JET OF MFI-17. AND THIS THING HAVE SUPER STOL AND VERY STONG RESUVER AND 150 % SAAB AND 1000% MFI-17.
AND I CAN FLY OVER 500 KM/H AND VERY BIG WEAPONS PLATFORM.
BUT YOU HILTON YOU HAVE A BALLOON FROM BURT RUTAN FROM 1980..

TORBJÖRN KAMPE, 18.03.2018

HILTON YOU HAVE A BAD PAKISTAN COPY OFF SWEDENS SAAB-MFI-17 SUPORTER. NOT MFI-9 BIAFRA BABE, VON ROSEN, OK.
HAVE HYLTON
ALSO BAD COPY OF SAAB-MFI-17, TRUE.
ANOTHER PREVIOUS YEAR FROM SWEDEN.
MFI-9 BIARFA BABE. TYPIST THE FIGHT.
ANOTHER DREAMS ABOUT A PRIVATE PUND RESER.

HILTON, 27.12.2017

I have a MUSHSHAK MFI17.IT is 99% a SAAB MFI17.The PAKISTANIS have done wonders with their marketing far out selling the SWEDES.Give them credit.

TORBJÖRN KAMPE, 06.12.2017

This beautiful aircraft that came from MFI malmö.
As it was called mfi-9 and flew from von Rose, one was called
the one for biafra babe. And rejoin his mission down there in Africa.
Since SAAB was introduced to it, I can understand.
And that they upgraded it to SAAB MFI-15 and SAAB MFI-17.
What I can not understand is how could the Riksdag and Parliament and SAAB,
sell this plane to pakistan, i get cold cries when i think about this.
The fact that the SAAB MFI-17 becomes PAL-MUSHSHAK is completely incomprehensible.
SAAB MFI-17 would remain in Sweden and not in a terrorist country like
Pakistan. Swedish state's big mistake. I say death to the hippie and
state terrorists who own third state power.

Nick, 04.12.2017

Hi there, I'm actively looking for an MFI-15/17.
If you have any infos please contact me in pvt.
Thanks very much for any feedback!

Hilton, 06.06.2017

I own a Mushshak.Wonderful aeroplane.

Hilton, 06.06.2017

I own a Mushshak.Wonderful aeroplane.

Paul, 09.12.2016

I would be interested in anyone that can supply spare parts for the Mushak, please feel free to contact me paul.lamacraft@hotmail.com

Maverick, 11.06.2015

@KAMPE
You r the one who is idiot calling own country a idiot. Come out the realm of immaturity and so called ignorance.That's the only difference between u and a sensible person who would analyse the situation not on the basis of heresay but with facts and figures.

Broaden up ur horizon... GROW UP NOW

Your country should kick you out for using such a language for herself.

U WANT TO FLY F-22, first ride a cycle Bcoz that's the most u can do ...

U ppl can only talk and talk and talk.... U don't have guts to face even slightest of the music..

I think its a good enough diet for u now

THINK BEFORE YOU WRITE NEXT TIME ABOUT MY COUNTRY

TORBJÖRN KAMPE, 07.03.2015

MY IDIOT COUNTRY OF SWEDEN LET PAKISTAN HAVE LICENSE RIGHTS TO BUILD SAAB MFI 15-17. A BLOODY TERRORIST COUNTRY TO LET BIN LADEN STAY THERE. MY HOME CONSISTS OF IDIOTS.
I feel sick EVERY DAY IN THIS IDIOT LAND OF CHICKEN IDIOTS.

I WANT TO LIVE IN USA AND FLY F-15, F-22 and several US AIRCRAFT.

Muazzam, 22.12.2014

We are manufacturing these aircraft in Pakistan. so anyone has any service or technical issues can contact

Naseer Khan, 24.10.2014

Dear Derek white
Can we make contact regarding manufacture & spares support of MI-15 200 etc on mail address bestbird17@gmail.com

bakhshal@hotmail.com, 18.05.2014

Its great machine and I am still flying it.

Naseer Khan, 08.12.2013

Can some one get me the TCDS of MFI 15 200A. Data results of vibration & environmental tests on the aircraft. Can this aircraft fly at temperatures as low as -25C etc & as high as +45C.What are the anti icing devices installed. Does it has aircondition system.

Sharjeel, 01.09.2013

I urgently need the drawings of this plane to make a R/C Model will some body help me for this pplease........

BEN ZULU, 05.06.2012

I WOULD LOVE TOHAVE A MASTER MINIMUM EQUIPMENT LIST AS WELL FOR SAAB MFI-15.200A. FROM ZAMBIA AIRFORCE

BEN ZULU, 05.06.2012

would you send a type certicate data sheet for SERIAL NUMBER 15.257 AIRCRAFT MODEL, SAAB SAFARI-MFI 15.200A. Am with the ZAMBIA AIR FORCE.
THANX IN ADVANCE

Frank Roncelli, 31.12.2011

Looking for plans for the 100 HP verion. {Biafra Baby)

Johan Runfeldt, 22.07.2011

Toulson, the Bölkow Bö 208 is a licensed variant of the MFI-9. The Germans were given world rights for the plane, and Malmö Flygindustri only made planes for Scandinavia, due to outrageous Swedish weapons export laws. After the Biafran war the plane was seen as a weapon you see.

Lin Light, 20.07.2010

I have an MFI-9HB and I have two sets of drawings. Would like to hear from anyone having any construction manuals

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