FA-200 Aero Subaru
Civil light aircraft
12 August 1965
1968 - 1986
Number built 275
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. It is a low-wing [1 ] 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.
Variants [ edit ]
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.
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.
Proposed two-seat aerobatic variant, not built.
Proposed STOL variant.
Proposed crop spraying variant, not built.
Specifications (FA-200-180) [ edit ]
Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 1976-1977 [1 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ 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.
^ Donald, David (Editor) (1997). The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Aerospace Publishing. ISBN 1-85605-375-X.
External links [ edit ]