Saab Aircraft Types

List of all Saab airplanes and aircraft types, with images, specs, and other information. These active and retired Saab planes are listed in alphabetical order, but if you're looking for a particular aircraft you can look for it using the "search" bar. The Saab aircrafts on this list include all planes, jets, helicopters, and other flying vehicles ever made by Saab. Unless you're an aviation expert you probably can't think of every aircraft made by Saab, so use this list to find a few popular Saab planes and helicopters that have been used a lot in the course of history.

Saab 37 Viggen and Saab JAS 39 Gripen are only the beginning of the aircraft on this list.

This list answers the question, "What aircrafts are made by Saab?

  • The Saab 35 Draken was a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. The Draken was built to replace the Saab J 29 Tunnan and, later, the fighter variant of the Saab 32 Lansen. The indigenous J 35 was an effective supersonic Cold War fighter that was also successfully exported to Austria, Denmark, Finland, and to the United States as a test pilot training aircraft. The Draken was the first fully supersonic aircraft to be deployed in Western Europe.
    • Type: Fighter aircraft
    • Manufacturer: Saab AB
    • Introduced: Mar 08 1960
    • Length (m): 15.35
    • Wingspan (m): 9.4
    • Maiden Flight: Oct 25 1955
  • Saab 37 Viggen
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    The Saab 37 Viggen is a Swedish single-seat, single-engine, short-medium range combat aircraft, manufactured between 1970 and 1990. Several distinctive variants were produced to perform the roles of strike fighter, aerial reconnaissance, maritime patrol aircraft and a two-seat trainer. In the late 1970s the all-weather fighter-interceptor aircraft JA 37 was added.
    • Type: Fighter-bomber, Fighter aircraft, Ground attack aircraft
    • Manufacturer: Saab AB
    • Introduced: Jun 21 1971
    • Length (m): 16.4
    • Wingspan (m): 10.59
    • Maiden Flight: Feb 08 1967
  • The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. It was designed to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in the Swedish Air Force. The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire flight controls. It is powered by the Volvo RM12, and has a top speed of Mach 2. Later aircraft are modified for NATO interoperability standards and to undertake in-flight refuelling. In 1979, the Swedish government began development studies for an aircraft capable of fighter, attack and reconnaissance missions to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen. A new design from Saab was ...more
    • Type: Multirole fighter
    • Manufacturer: Saab AB
    • Length (m): 14.1
    • Wingspan (m): 8.41
    • Engine Type: General Electric F404
    • Accidents: JAS 39C Gripen Vidsel Airfield 2007 crash, JAS 39 Gripen Gotland airspace birdstrike, JAS 39A Gripen Lake Vänern 1999 crash
  • The Saab 105 is an aircraft developed in the early sixties as a private venture by Saab for the Swedish Air Force. It is a high-wing, twin-engine trainer aircraft. The Swedish Air Force designation is SK 60. It entered service in 1967 to replace the De Havilland Vampire. Originally, it featured two Turbomeca Aubisque low-bypass turbofan engines, licence-manufactured by Volvo Flygmotor as the RM 9. An updated version is equipped with the Williams International FJ44, designated RM 15. The Swedish Air Force bought a total of 150 aircraft and another 40 were exported to Austria, designated Saab 105 OE. The Saab 105 is also the aircraft used by Swedish Air Force display team Team 60 and was used ...more
    • Manufacturer: Saab AB
    • Length (m): 10.8
    • Wingspan (m): 9.5
  • Saab 2000
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    Saab 2000

    The Saab 2000 is a twin-engined high-speed turboprop airliner built by Saab. It was designed to carry 50-58 passengers and cruise at a speed of 665 km/h. Production took place in Linköping in southern Sweden. The Saab 2000 first flew in March 1992 and was certified in 1994. The last aircraft was delivered in April 1999, a total of sixty-three aircraft being built and thirty-three remaining in service as of July 2013.
    • Manufacturer: Saab AB
    • Length (m): 27.28
    • Wingspan (m): 24.77
    • Accidents: Carpatair Flight 128
    • Maiden Flight: Mar 26 1992
  • The SAAB 21 was a Swedish fighter/attack aircraft from Saab that first took to the air in 1943. It was described as a very efficient weapons platform. It was designed as a twin boom pusher configuration, where the propeller is mounted in the rear of the fuselage, pushing the aircraft forward.
    • Type: Fighter aircraft, Ground attack aircraft
    • Manufacturer: Saab AB
    • Length (m): 10.45
    • Wingspan (m): 11.58