The Helwan HA-300 (Arabic: حلوان ٣٠٠) was a single-engine, delta-wing, light supersonic Interceptor aircraftdeveloped in Egypt during the 1960s. It was designed by the famous German aircraft designer Willy Messerschmitt.
At various stages, Spain and India were involved in the development program. Spain agreed to finance two projects, the HA-200 and the HA-300, but cancelled financing the HA-300 project when it was just on paper due to cost and time overruns. Egypt then financed it, and the program was transferred to Egypt where every part, including the engine, was made, and the aircraft was successfully flown.
At a late stage India financed the Egyptian development of the Egyptian E-300 engine for use on the Indian fighter jet HF-24 Marut.
The HA-300 was an ambitious and costly project for Egypt, at the time seeking to expand both its civilian and defence aviation industry.
There were 6 planes in service built before termination of the project in 1969. The first prototype was a museum exhibit as of 1997
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