SAAB B 17A, c/n 17139, built 1943
The Saab 17 was a Swedish bomber-reconnaissance aircraft that first flew in 1940.
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The production B 17A used a Swedish-built Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp, the B 17B a Svenska Flygmotor AB (SFA)-built Bristol Mercury XXIV, and the B 17C a Piaggio P.XI.
The aircraft entered service with the Swedish Air Force in 1942. It could be fitted with wheels, skis or floats. A unique feature of the Saab 17 was its use of the extended landing gear assembly, with its large covers, as dive brakes.
The Saab B 17 was operated by:
The Swedish Air Force. Retired 1955.
The Ethiopian Air Force Retired 1968.
The Finnish Air Force
The Austrian Air Force
B 17A – Bomber version with 1,050–1,200 hp (780–890 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3G Twin Wasp engine; production: 132
B 17B – Bomber version with 980 hp (730 kW) Svenska Flygmotor Aktiebolaget (SFA)-built Bristol Mercury XXIV engine; production: 55
S 17BL – Reconnaissance version with landing gear; production: 21
S 17BS – Reconnaissance version with floats; production: 38
B 17C – Bomber version with 1,040 hp (780 kW) Piaggio P.XIbis R.C.40D engine; production: 77
The SAAB 17 had a total production run of 323 aircraft.
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