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Helwan HA-300.
Category. Statistic.
First flight on. 7th of March, 1964.
Retired on. Canceled in 1969.
Major contractor(s) . Egyptian General Aero Organisation lead by W. Germany's Willy Messerschmitt.
Dose it use nukes or cruse missiles. No.
Fight ceiling . 18,000 m (59,100 ft).
Top speed. Mach 1.7 (2,100 km/h) projected Mach 2 with Brandner E-300 engine.
VTOL. No.
Range. 1,400 km (870 mi).
Crew. 1.
Nationality(s). Egyptian.
Class. Interceptor.
Rate of climb. 203 m/s (666 ft/s).
Links. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helwan_HA-300 and http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Helwan_HA-300.

A side view of the aircraft HA-300 in Helwan, 1964-1969.

The Helwan-300 project was cancelled on May 1969. The real reason why it was cancelled remains a mystery but it can be inferred that the cancellation was due to many factors varying between technical, financial and political difficulties. The German engineers working on the design had to evacuate Egypt due to tensions with the Federal Republic of Germany, which led the development effort to stall. In order to fill the void created by the cancellation of this project, Egypt made close contacts with the Soviet Union and purchased aircraft instead of developing indigenous designs.

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