SAAB Safir Repaints

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SAAB Safir 91 C, VH-BQK livery:

Created by Jan Kees Blom
This is SAAB 91C Safir prototype, formerly registered as SE-BYZ. This was the only Safir ever imported to Australia. It is seen here approximately as she looked in the mid 1950's before being re-registered VH-AHA. From there it became VH-RHG and in 1967 VH-BHG, an identity it still retains. It remained on the register into the 1990s although its current status is unknown.
Download(FSX/FS9): JK_Safir_VH-BQK.zip ( 2.1 MB )

SAAB Safir 91 C, ZU-DES livery:

Created by Jan Kees Blom
Aircraft 91.394 was a Saab 91C that went to the Ethiopian Air Force in 1960, where it flew as number 141. In the late '90, she came to South Africa with about 16 other Safirs. A few were restored to flying condition, of which ZU-DES is one. She was restored by Des Nel (hence the registration) and has won several EAA South Africa awards for fine restoration and workmanship.
Download(FS9): JK_Safir_ZU-DES.zip ( 2.9 MB )
Download(FSX): JK_Safir_ZU-DES_FSX.zip ( 7.4 MB )

SAAB Safir 91 B, F-BHAK livery:

Created by Jan Kees Blom
Air France bought 5 91B Safirs in the 1950's and used them for their Aero Club. Their registrations were F-BHAG, F-BHAH, F-BHAI, F-BHAJ and F-BHAK. This is aircraft 91.299, F-BHAK, in the paint scheme used in the late 1960's.
Download: JK_Safir_F-BHAK.zip ( 2.9 MB )

SAAB Safir 91 B, F-BHAJ livery:

Created by Jan Kees Blom
Air France bought 5 91B Safirs in the 1955 and used them for their Aero Club. Their registrations were F-BHAG, F-BHAH, F-BHAI, F-BHAJ and F-BHAK. This is aircraft 91.298, F-BHAJ as she looked when she visited Biggin Hill in 1959.
Download: JK_Safir_F-BHAJ.zip ( 2.9 MB )

SAAB Safir 91 C, Ethiopian livery:

Created by Jan Kees Blom
The Ethiopian Air Force bought 16 Saab Safir A's in 1946, with an additional 14 C models in 1960. In May 1947, the Swedish advisor to Haile Selassie, Count Carl Gustaf von Rosen, made good publicity for the SAAB Safir by flying a 91A from Sweden to Ethiopia during a 31 hour non-stop flight. The aircraft was a standard one, just extra fuel tanks were installed. The Saabs were based in Debre Zeyit, close to Addis Abeba, and initially, the Ethiopian pilots were trained by a group of Swedish instructors under von Rosen.
This repaint represents one of the second batch of 91C models, numbered 136. At least 18 airframes survived well into the 90's, when they were sold to South Africa. It is not clear whether 136 is one of them.
Download: JK_Safir_Ethiopia.zip ( 2.7 MB )

SAAB Safir 91 D, SE-IKR livery:

Created by Jan Kees Blom
Safir 91D 91.417 was delivered to the Finnish Air Force on 6 october 1960 and used with code SF-29. After retirement in october 1982 it was sold in Finland and received the registration OH-SFG. In june 1983, it moved to Sweden and was registered as SE-IKR.
Download: JK_Safir_SE-IKR.zip ( 2.1 MB )
UPDATE 03.Aug.200u:
  • Fixed CTD

SAAB Safir 91 B, SE-KGZ livery:

Created by Gerth Ericsson
The Saab Safir SE-KGZ is a private owned aircraft by flying enthusiasts at Bor�s Viared airfield. The aircraft is built in 1953 , but have undergone a thoughtfull restaruation under almost 2 years.
During the time the aircraft was in service by the Swedish airforce was it designated 91.259 The aircraft was first used as a primary trainer at Ljungbyhed, and had during this time the carasteristic yellow colour. 1972 was it transfered to Fighter wing F13 in Uppsala and got the camoflage painted.
The aircraft was dismissed from military service in 1989 and sold out on the civilian market, and later on, 2001, bought by the enthusiasts that now own her.
Pictures of this aitcraft can be seen at safir.bsfk.com
Download: se-kgz.zip ( 4 MB )

SAAB Safir 91 B-2, D-EREK livery:

Created by Renato Piereck
According to the SAAB 91 registry webpage at http://www.fcfk.com/safir/, SAAB 91B D_EREK, s/n 91-343, started life as a Royal Norwegian Air Force aircraft in 1957.
In 1982 the aircraft was registered in Norway as LN-HAI, then in 1985 it was registered in Sweden as SE-ITF. Date of registration in Germany as D-EREK is unknown (at least to the SAAB 91 registry).
SAAB 91B D-EREK is currently (as of 27 Feb 2007) for sale in Germany, the pictures included in this zip file were copied from the sale listing on the internet. The aircraft is listed as a SAAB Safir 91 B-2.
Download: D-EREK.zip ( 4 MB )

SAAB Safir 91C, SE-EDD livery:

Created by Hakan Olsson
SE-EDD is a Safir c, manufactured in 1954 with serial number 91.318. I have repainted it from my memory only since I havn't found any pictures that shows it in its latest guise. It was twenty years since I last saw it so I can't claim that it's accurate in anyway but I believe a red Safir is beautiful.
When I first crossed my path was in the 1970:s when it was flown by the "top brass" at SAAB.It remained airworthy until 1996. In 2006 the aircraft was handed over to an association of enthusiasts which intend to get it back in the air soon.
Download: SE_EDD.zip ( 2.2 MB )

Saab 91B Safir, SE-KYF livery:

Created by Hakan Olsson
SE-KYF is a Safir 91B, manufactured in 1953 with serial number 91.249. For forty years it served in the Swedish Air Force until it was civilianized in 1993.
It now belongs to Wapno flygklubb, (Wapno Flying Club) in Halmstad, Sweden.
This repaint shows what the aircraft looks like today, in January 2007.
Download: S91B_SEKYF.zip (900 KB)

Saab 91D Safir, N473D1 livery:

Created by Renato Piereck
This is a totally fictitious livery for SAAB 91 D Safir.
Download: N473D.zip (6.7 MB)

Saab 91D Safir, N-SF91 livery:

Created by Urs Burkhardt
This is a privatly owned ex-finnish airforce Safir in a rather simple fictitious outfit.
Download: S91_N-SF91.zip (4.3 MB)

Saab 91B Safir, Japanese livery:

Created by Steven Rapp
This is SAAB 91B Safir which was exported to Japan. There it was used at the Japanese Flight Test Center as a research aircraft for high-lift tests, with a more powerful engine and an installed APU to blow hot air on the flaps. This is the only known with all-metal skin Safir (including the control surfaces as well) which was designed to stand the APU’s heat. Under the designation Nihon Hikoki X1G STOL it was trialed and later transferred to the Japanese Air Force.
Download: S91_7101.zip (4.8 MB)

Saab 91D Safir, N63JP livery:

Created by Steven Rapp
This is a totally fictitious livery for SAAB 91 D Safir.
Download: S91_63JP.zip (3.8 MB)

Saab 91D Safir, D-EBED livery:

Created by Steven Rapp
This is a repaint of aircraft D-EBED. The original aircraft was a "B" model which was used for Primary Flying Training at the Lufthansa's Pilot School in Bremen from 1949 - 1967. Now this aircraft has been restored and is reportedly back in duty. Note that this repaint is modified into the 91-D version.
Download: S91_ebed.zip (6 MB)
UPDATE 17.Oct.2006:
  • Changed the Landing Lite Housing to the same color as wing
  • Added the texture to the Refueling point on topside of wing
  • Re-did the wording "Nicht Betreten" (No Step) to make somewhat more readable
  • Changed the Font on Fuselage (D-EBED) to a more rounded Font
  • Added the cutout for the exhaust
  • Few additional cosmetic additions/deletions

Saab 91B Safir, PH-RJB livery:

Created by Cristiano Canuti
This Bird is SAAB 91 B Safir, serial � 91309, it was built in 1954 by De Schelde. Its first registration was SE-XAU. From 1958 till 1968 it was the property of Lufthansa with registration D-EBUC. And from 1968 it had several German and Dutch owners. Presently PH-RJB ia available for sale and stationed in EHMZ, Midden-Zeeland, Netherlands.
Download: S91_phrjb.zip (1.6 MB)

Saab 91B Safir, SE-IGK livery:

Created by Cristiano Canuti
This Bird is SAAB 91B Safir with serial � 91227. In 1953 after acceptance tests this aircraft was placed at the fifth Wing (F5) in Ljungbyhed and was marked as F5-25. Later it was transfered to F18 (Sodertorn) and marked F18-80. After service in F18 it took its duty in F1 (Hasslo) where was marked F1-80. It's interesting to mention that in 1981 this Safir was modified with 91D wings. Today this bird is privately owned with registration SE-IGK and still carries old military colours.
Download: SEIGK.zip (6 MB)

Saab 91D Safir US Repaint, N939TF livery:

Created by Bill Womack
According to the SAAB 91 registry, there are no Safirs registered in the United States. This repaint represents a fictional 91D in US registration. The colors are red and white over polished aluminum, in a retro '50's look.
Download: S91_n939tf.zip (2.1 MB)

Saab 91D Safir, LN-MAZ livery:

Created by Jure Dolanec
Saab 91D Safir, serial No. 91433, was built on 21st Februar 1962. First it was used at Groningen's flight scool (Netherlands) as an intrument trainer with registration PH-RLV. Then on 1974 it got a new, British registration G-BCFS and in 1977 it was moved to Norway where it received its present registration LN-MAZ. Today it is privately owned. Necessary to mention that while attending an air show in Sweden in 1983, the LN-MAZ was awarded the "Best in the show" prize.
Download: S91_lnmaz.zip (2.5 MB)

Saab 91D Safir, PH-RLA livery:

Created by Jure Dolanec
Saab 91D Safir, serial No. 91367, was built in October 1959. It was delivered to Rijksluchtvaartschool (State Aviation School) which was based at Groningen-Eelde. On 17th December 1979 it was retired from duty and unregistered. Later it was restored to airworthy condition under the registration PH-RLA. It is now privately owned and still flies.
Download: S91_phrla.zip (2.3 MB)
UPDATE 28.Sept.2006:
  • corrected inscription on the fuselage
  • added lettering on the fuselage
  • Orange parts are redder now
  • added the slightly battered look to the textures
  • few cosmetics improvements (black in front of the cockpit)

Saab 91D Safir, G-HRLK livery:

Created by Jure Dolanec
Saab 91D Safir, serial No. 91376, was built in December 1959. It was flown in the Netherlands with registration PH-RLK. Eventually it ended up in the United Kingdom and was rebuilt to full airworthiness, including aerobatic capability. Nowadays it has registration G-HRLK.
Download: S91_ghrlk.zip (2.3 MB)
UPDATE 28.Sept.2006:
  • added the slightly battered look to the textures
  • few cosmetics improvements (black in front of the cockpit)

Austrian Air Force 3F-SO livery:

Created by Manfred D.Saliger
This SAAB 91D Safir has been serving as military aircraft in the Austrian Air Force for almost 30 years. After retirement it was restored affectionately and now can be seen as a piece of the Austrian Air Force museum in Zeltweg, Austria.
Download: 3fso.zip (3.5 MB) - Updated:10.09.2006

Swedish Air Force SE-KUB livery:

This SAAB 91B Safir used to be in service in the fifth Wing (F5) and F7 Swedish Air Forces. Today it is privately owned and located in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
Download: se.kub.zip (2.2 MB)

Norwegian Air Force LN-SAO livery:

This SAAB 91B-2 Safir aircraft is located in Sola Air Base Flying Club, Norway. It was used by Royal Norwegian Air Force in approximately 1950-1980. Nowadays it is fully aerobatic and is used as a trainer.
Download(FS9): ln.sao.zip (1.8 MB)
Download(FSX): ln.sao.fsx.zip (1.8 MB)

2D Panel

2D panel is optional for our SAAB Safir model, so you can either get it here for free and fly with it or just use SAAB Safir 3D panel. And as our 2D panel is compatible with any other MSFS 2004 add-on, feel free to download it anyway.
Download: 2dpanel.zip (4 MB)

Paint Kit

Here are the source files for Saab Safir texture set. Relief, rivets, hatches and color layers are avaible now. All the other textures will be published later on your demand. You are welcome with any questions, comments or advise on our forum.
Please, inform us of any repaint for this model you have made or found, we will publish it for all product users.

Exterior Textures

S91_texture01.psd

description: Propeller disc. Left half is for high RPM, right is for slow. Alpha channel is for transparence. Format 32-bit.
download: self-extracted archive - S91_texture01.exe (310 KB) or ZIP archive - S91_texture01.zip (230 KB)

S91_texture01_T.psd

description:Wings and horizontal stabilizer texture. Alpha channel for chrome effect. Recommended format is 32-bit. (DXT3 is possible for space economy and FPS improvement)
download: self-extracted archive - S91_texture01_T.exe (3.7 MB) or ZIP archive - S91_texture01_T.zip (6.4 MB)

S91_texture02_T.psd

description:Fuselage and vertical stabilizer texture. Alpha channel for chrome effect. Recommended format 32-bit. (DXT3 is possible for space economy and FPS improvement)
download: self-extracted archive - S91_texture02_T.exe (4.8 MB) or ZIP archive - S91_texture02_T.zip (6.1 MB)

pilot.psd

description:Pilot texture. Recommended format DTX1
download: ZIP archive - pilot.zip (900 KB)

Repaint pack requirements

If you have made a repaint for SAAB 91 Safir and want to post it on our site, please, fulfil the following requirements:

  1. All the files must be packed to an archive.
  2. Besides bitmaps the archive must include readme.txt file with installation instructions and contact information.
  3. If it is an update the archive must include changes.txt file with the update date and a changelog.
  4. You need to attach one or two screenshots of the repaint.
  5. A short aircraft description is also required (history, location, interesting facts, etc.)

Please, send your repaints to alex@sibwings.com