Pilot Replicas has become the first manufacturer to offer a 1/48 kit of the SAAB 105/SK60 trainer. CHRIS CLIFFORD reviews an advance sample.
If you’re interested in building Scandinavian military aviation types, or you just enjoy variety in your modelling, Pilot Replicas’ all-new styrene SAAB SK60A/B jet trainer could fuel your inspiration. With the factory designation SAAB 105, the aircraft was designed in the 1950s and entered Swedish Air Force service as the SK60 in 1963. It has served predominantly as a trainer as the SK60 A, but also in the reconnaissance role (SK60 C), and can be fitted with a wide array of weaponry (SK60 B) for light-attack and interception duties. It is still serving in the Swedish Air Force and is the mount of that air arm’s Team 60 aerobatic demonstration outfit. SAAB’s 105 also flew with the Austrian Air Force.