New and limited - the Saab Base Cap - Sweden Edition

Since Saab Automobile is a Swedish car brand, we're going to play around with the origin of our vehicles today. The Saab Base Cap is now part of the standard range in our shop. Today we are providing her with a limited Sweden edition.

Because the dark blue of the cap and the yellow of the Swedish national flag complement each other perfectly. It makes the edition edition eye-catching and also looks very good.

Saab Base Cap - Sweden Edition
Saab Base Cap - Sweden Edition

Saab Base Cap Sweden Edition

To realize this, we borrowed the original yellow color of the Swedish flag and had the historic logo, consisting of lettering and an airplane symbol, embroidered on the cap. The aircraft symbol represents the Saab 18, a twin-engine aircraft from the 1940s that served as a reconnaissance aircraft and bomber in the Air Force.

With a top speed of 570 km/h, the 18 was one of the fastest fan guns of its time and embodies a pinnacle of this technology. At the same time, it was also the last military aircraft with a reciprocating engine that Saab manufactured. 242 copies left the workshops; the Saab 18 was an important cornerstone of the national defense.

Saab 18 - from plane to car

The automotive pioneers later adopted the stylized airplane and the Saab lettering for their first car. Depending on the model year, the logo was found as a small symbol in speedometers and tachometers. It was even printed on the analog board clock or on the sun visors. In addition, it was placed much more prominently in the center of the steering wheel and on the stern.

Decades later, Saab played again with the beginnings and the B 18 itself. Because with the 2012 model year, the aircraft finally went digital, it then greeted Saab drivers with the entertainment start screen and found its place in the line speedometer.

You can read more about this unique aircraft, which has been part of Saab's history for so long, here in the coming days.

You don't have to say much about our cap itself. The basis is provided by the robust Saab Base Cap made from 100% cotton, which we have been offering in the Aero X Club for a year.

The refinement was again carried out by one of the proven partners in the EU, and in contrast to the standard version, our Sweden Edition is only available in limited quantities. The edition can now be purchased in the shop (Link) be ordered.

4 thoughts on "New and limited - the Saab Base Cap - Sweden Edition"

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    Very Swedish in a good way!
    I have 4 passions under one roof. SAAB, Sweden, baseball and vintage (logo). Brilliant …

    Still a little “cleverness”. The last Saab with a piston engine was the 21 (640 km/h). As the Saab 21R at the same time, but around 2 years later (1947) also the first with a jet engine (820 km/h). A beautiful bird too. But without history as a logo or icon and as such not so well suited ...

    • The smartass is welcome, but it doesn't have to be the case. Because the statement to be the last military aircraft with a piston engine comes from Saab AB. Production of both the 18 and 21 ended in 1949 - it may be that the 18 was built longer than the 21. I just don't have a look at the archives. The 18 actually served longer than the 21.

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        Perhaps the PR of Saab AB attaches importance to the fact that the 21 goes down in the annals above all and as the first jet and splits hairs there?

        Development, first flight and putting into service each took place with a reciprocating engine and after the 18th The last? Maybe not. Depending on the criteria...
        But the younger (thus last) and also superior construction was actually the 21.

        Reminds me a bit of Volvo's land vehicles. The 200s were built until 1993, the younger 700s only until 1992. Who was the younger or the last/the last or younger model that used a certain component?
        You have to split hairs. If you like the result? PR likes to do that. And if you don't pay close attention, Saab's first jet aircraft (the 21) had completed its maiden flight in 1943 - damn close to the truth, actually correct, but still embellished by 4 years in terms of the type of drive ...


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