AVIATION - HISPANO AVIACION HA-200ID92900059
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On the obverse an image of an HA-200 Saeta aircraft is reproduced in color. At the top, the legend HA-200 SAETA. At the bottom, the legend ESPAÑA and the year of minting 2020 appear. The motifs and legends are surrounded by geometric figures symbolizing the shapes of the clouds.
On the reverse (common to all the pieces), the image of a two-bladed propeller is reproduced; above, the legend HISTORY OF AVIATION; below the central image, the value of the 1.5 EURO coin and the mint mark. Outside the central circle, the images of two turbines are reproduced, separated from each other by lines.
|Series||History of Aviation|
|Face Value (Euro)||1.5|
HISPANO AVIACIÓN HA-200 “SAETA”
The first aircraft with jet propulsion to be built in Spain by the Seville company Hispano Aviación. It was also the first Spanish plane with pressurized cabin and the first Spanish plane to be exported to Egypt, which built it under licence.
Designed in the 1950s by the legendary German engineer Willy Messermitch, this advan- ced training and ground attack two-seater subsonic jet aircraft, this two-seater subsonic jet aircraft conducted its maiden flight in August 1955. A total of 120 planes were built in Spain and 90 in Egypt, plus two prototypes.
It was in service for 19 years (1962-1981). The legal limitations imposed on the German designer after World War II prevented him from developing a project with a more power- ful aircraft engine and he had to settle for adopting the Turboméca Marboré engine with 400-Kg thrust fitted in the French Fouga “Magister” training plane. However, the “Saeta” was one of the most modern advanced training aircraft of its time.
With Egypt it took part in the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict and later, in the 1970s, the “Sae- tas” with their base in Gando (Gran Canaria) would play an important role in the Spanish Sahara conflict where, for political reasons, Spain was unable to use the modern US F-86 “Sabre” material. From the Gando airbase, the home of 462 Squadron, reconnaissance and ground-attack missions were undertaken with great precision.
The single-seater, tactical-support HA-220 “Super Saeta” version, was produced from 1971 to 1977, with two variants, HA 220 E (C.10B), which had Oerlikon air-surface under-wing rocket launchers, and the photographic-reconnaissance HA 220 (AR.10 C). The back seat of the HA 220 “Super Saeta” was used for housing a self-sealing fuel tank.
Length: 8.97 m
Wingspan: 10.93 m
Height: 2.85 m
Maximum take-off weight: 3,700 kg
Maximum speed: 805 km/h
Maximum range: 1,500 km
Two Turbomeca Marboré VI turbojets with 1,058
pounds unitary thrust
ARMAMENT (VERSION HA 220 “SUPER
2 7.7-mm Breda Cetme machine guns, 2 12.70- mm Browning machine guns and HASA under- wing “honeycomb” rocket carriers
with 6 70-mm FFAR rockets.