Title:  Saab 17

The Saab 17 single-engine monoplane reconnaissance dive-bomber was originally developed by Swedish company ASJA prior to their merger with Saab, and first flew in May 1940. It was the first all-metal stressed-skin aircraft developed in Sweden. There were three principal variants which differed by the engine installed, the 17A using the Pratt and Whitney R1830, the 17B which used the Bristol Mercury XXIV and the 17C which used the Piaggio PXIbis.

326 examples were built between 1941 and 1944, most of which served with the Swedish Air Force before being retired in the early 1950’s. 47 examples were sold to Ethiopia and these served until the late 1960’s.

This title contains the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet) flight manual for the Saab 17B variant and the descriptive manual for the Saab 17A,B and C variants (all in Swedish). The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages unless otherwise stated.


This title contains (all in Swedish):

  • Flygvapnet Speciell Forarinstruktion (Flight Manual) for the Saab 17B, dated 1943 with approx. 46 pages. (Scanned from a photocopy.)
  • Flygvapnet Beskrivning (Descriptive Manual) for the Saab 17A,B, and C dated 16 June 1944, in two volumes:
    – Del 1 with approx. 351 pages.
    – Del 2 Planscher (Volume 2 – Diagrams) with approx. 48 pages.