Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru

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FA-200 Aero Subaru
Fuji FA-200-180.JPG
Fuji FA-200-160
Role Civil light aircraft
Manufacturer Fuji
First flight 12 August 1965
Introduction 1968
Produced 1968 - 1986
Number built 275
Fuji FA-200-180

The Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru is a single-engine piston-powered monoplane built by Fuji Heavy Industries of Japan.

Design and development[edit]

Fuji Heavy Industries began development of a four-seat light aeroplane, the Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru in 1964, the first prototype flying on 12 August 1965.[1] It is a low-wing all-metal aircraft, fitted with a fixed nosewheel undercarriage and a sliding canopy. It was first certified in Japan on 6 July 1966, with certification in the United States occurring on 26 September 1967.[1]

Production started in March 1968, continuing until 1986, with a total of 275 built.[2]

Variants[edit]

F-200-II
Prototype with a 160 hp Lycoming O-320 engine
FA-200-160
Initial version, powered by 160 hp Lycoming O-320 engine and fixed-pitch propeller.
FA-200-180
More powerful development - 180 hp Lycoming IO-360 engine and constant-speed propeller.
FA-200-180AO
Powered by 180 hp Lycoming IO-320 engine and fitted with fixed pitch propeller.
FA-203-S
Experimental short take off and landing (STOL) version, developed by Japan's National Aerospace Laboratory fitted with Boundary layer control system.
F-201
Proposed three-seat variant, not built.
F-202
Proposed two-seat aerobatic variant, not built.
F-203
Proposed STOL variant.
F-204
Proposed crop spraying variant, not built.

Specifications (FA-200-180)[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 1976-1977 [1]

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Taylor, JWR (Editor) (1976). Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 1976-1977. Macdonald and Jane's. ISBN 0-354-00538-3. 
  2. ^ Donald, David (Editor) (1997). The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Aerospace Publishing. ISBN 1-85605-375-X. 

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