SAAB 90 SCANDIA
Title: Saab 90 Scandia
Design of the Scandia started in 1944 when the company realised that hostilities in Europe were going to end and it needed non-military products if it was to survive. The resulting design was similar in size and performance to the DC-3 but with a tricycle undercarriage. Like many manufacturers it found itself competing against cheap war-surplus DC-3 aircraft and consequently sales were difficult.
In the end only 18 examples of the Scandia were built, all of which eventually ended up with VASP Airlines of Brazil. The final flight of a Scandia took place in 1969, and a single surviving example is preserved at a museum in Brazil.
This title includes the pilot’s manual in English and a nice manufacturer’s publicity brochure for the Saab Scandia. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.