Helwan HA-300
1964
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Helwan HA-300

Originally conceived to meet a Spanish Ejercito del Aire requirement for a small M=1.5 interceptor and the design responsibility of a Germano-Spanish team supervised by Prof Willy Messerschmitt, the HA-300 programme was transferred to Egypt. Here development and construction was undertaken in Factory No 36 at Helwan, this being controlled by the Egyptian General Aero Organisation (EGAO). Originally designed for the proposed afterburning Orpheus BOr 12 turbojet, the HA-300 was modified for the Brandner-designed E-300 with a calculated afterburning rating of 4800kgp. The first prototype, powered by a 2200kgp Orpheus 703-S-10, was flown on 7 March 1964, a similarly-powered second prototype flying on 22 July 1965. The definitive third prototype with the E-300 engine commenced taxi trials in November 1969, but the HA-300 programme was then terminated without flight testing of this prototype being undertaken. It was anticipated that the E-300-powered HA-300 would be capable of attaining 12000m and M=2.0 within 2.5 min of take-off. The Orpheus-powered prototypes achieved approx M=1.13 during flight test.

3-View 
Helwan HA-300A three-view drawing (1613 x 1190)


Specification 
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan5.84 m19 ft 2 in
    Length12.40 m41 ft 8 in
    Height3.15 m10 ft 4 in
    Wing area16.70 m2179.76 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed1490 km/h926 mph

Helwan HA-300

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Ali Baba, 19.05.2016

Hi Folks,
I think, I can clarify a few things. I have worked in the aircraft factory 135 from 1960 up to 1967. We have then employed 5.000 Egyptians in our factory, which we have built from scap as a greenfield project. We have developed and built the jet engine whereas Messerschmitt (factory 36) has built the airoplane. So, if you have any questions, just let me know.

Paul Scott, 27.01.2015

True, the Mirage was more than likely the result of seeing the Fairey Delta 2 flying over the Dassault factory and the French are not one for shilly-shallying like the British, who, have the experience and knowledge but because of their lacklustre politicians fail to utilise potential.

David, 05.10.2014

Wonder if performance would be improved with a smaller rudder and tail assembly

Ali Moussa, 21.09.2014

My late Brother Mustafa Moussa and many friends were part of this project. I visited the place in early 1967 and it was main target for the Israeli offensive war of 1967. In 1968 Israel stole the blueprints of the French Mirage 2 and the it was most likely with the knowledge and collaboration of the French Government. It is now 47 years since then. Nobody knows what went on during this period except that the Egyptians took their revenge in the war of 1973 against all the odds. Without America's intervention in the Youm Kiporot war Israel would have had a defeat at a grand scale.

Barry, 16.09.2013

No way did the French steal the idea of the Mirage from this diminutive aeroplane. They more likely stole the idea from the Fairy Delta 2 which after it's record breaking flights in Britain went to Toulon and continued it's research there.

Dalhats Laudzafata Avicena, 12.09.2013

Yes omar,you dont say the Muslim stupid if you say like that you aren't stupid people bu you the dumbest monkey in universe,why?

Because Abbas ibnufirnas is muslim and he make the first wing in the world.

Omar, 06.01.2013

did egypt invent this jet by itself?

ADF-01, 01.02.2012

Looks cool bro.

Mohamed Mokhtar, 05.12.2011

Mark: But Messerschitt began his program on the 300 for Spain as early as 1952..There is no point to say who copied who..Development must build on what initially existed..True science and good knowledge tend to be of universal nature..Complementary,Integral and inclusion rather than exclusion..That's the way it ought to be..

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fahuang, 20.06.2011

can anyone help me know how to become a fighter pilot in Egypt?
I know it sounds silly.. but I never really knew.

, 20.06.2011

Helwan HA-300
1964

pedro JALDO, 29.05.2011

mi padre y yo mismo estuvimos en egipto con la fabricacion del saeta H200 (ALKAHIRA),EL ULTIMO TRABAJO QUE MI PADRE REALIZO FUE EL MONTAJE DE LA SILLA LANZABLE DEL PILOTO. LA GUERRA DE LOS 6 DIAS TERMINO CON TODO ESTO. MASNA 36 EN HELWAN, YO VOLE CON EL SAETA Y PILOTO DE PRUEBAS SR. ESTEBAN, OTRA DATO CURIOSO QUE EN ESPAÑA NO QUEDA NADA DEL H300 Y LOS ALEMANES TIENEN UN ORIGINAL EN UN MUSEO. ME GUSTARIA COMUNICARME CON MUSTAFA ABDEL-WAHAB

jordanian, 13.03.2011

that is good experiment to arab world and egypt

Moustafa Abdel-Wahab, 22.09.2010

The jet is now in Oberschleissheim (Germany) museum in restored condition

omar H, 03.09.2010

where is the jet now? where do i have to go in egypt to see it?

Yahia Al Shaer, 30.01.2010

We have started a Facebook initiaty, at the following address , to keep the Versions 2 and 3 in Egypt, as a national heritage of the military aircraft industry in Egypt .....

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=202417391715&ref=nf

It is worthy, to have a look there, because of the published photos, docs and designs of all three versions, be seen there .

In addition to the V1 and V2 of HA-300, the following URLs are of the Version 3

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs037.snc3/12468_239316002192_555757192_4166408_6844287_n.jpg


http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs116.snc3/16342_1286087346614_1063059153_863551_4971050_n.jpg



Yahia Al Shaer

Moustafa Abdel-Wahab, 27.01.2010

One of the projects killed by incompetancy and lack of money, and what else the west supremacy !!

R. Barrón Medrano, 18.01.2010

Proyectado como interceptor supersónico,HA-300, para Mach.2 de ala delta.
Inicialmente se costruyó en la Hispano Aviación la maqueta de madera(pintada en rojo)a escala 1:1, como planeador.El morro en metal y el resto en contrachapado de
madera.
Voló, el 25-VI-1959, en San Pablo (Sevilla),, pilotado por Pedro Santa Cruz,remolcado por un CASA C-2111 (He-111).
Se vendió el proyecto completo con toda ladocumentación técnica, a la RAU,con fuselaje,ala y superficie de cola, tomas de aire y cabina.
El primero voló en El Cairo el 7-XI-1964 y el segundo el
año 1965 con motor Bristol Orpheus 703, seleccionado por la
Hispano Aviación.
Se abandonó el proyecto del cuarto prototipo como conse_
cuencia de la Guerra de los Seis Días.

ahed osama, 15.12.2009

Mohamed Bahaa it's because the 67 war,Israel tried to break the Egyptian plans in every thing that had could been made in this time

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