Brandner E-300

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Brandner E-300 engine.jpg
Egyptian E-300 engine undergoing testing
Type Turbojet
National origin Egypt
Manufacturer Egyptian General Aero Organisation
Major applications Helwan HA-300

The Brandner E-300 was an Egyptian turbojet engine, developed for the Helwan HA-300 light jet fighter.


Austrian engineer Ferdinand Brandner, who had worked as a Soviet prisoner on the development of the Kuznetsov NK-12 turboprop, the powerplant of the Tupolev Tu-95 bomber, moved to Egypt to lead a team to design an engine to power the Helwan HA-300 jet fighter that was simultaneously being designed by a team of Germans led by Willy Messerschmitt.

The new engine underwent bench testing in 1963, and was flight tested under the wing of an Antonov An-12, before being installed in a HAL HF-24 Marut for high speed testing, in which form it flew on 29 March 1967.[1] The E-300 was installed in the third HA-300 prototype (the first two were powered by Bristol Siddeley Orpheus engines), it flew at least one time and successfully, but the programme of HA-300 was abandoned in May 1969.[2]


Military version for HA-300
Civil version of E-300-A, proposed for Project 206 three-engined airliner.[1]
Proposed growth version of E-300-C1.[1]
Projected turbofan development.[1]

Specifications (variant)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1969-70[1]

General characteristics

  • Type: Afterburning turbojet
  • Length: 4,300 mm (169.3 in)
  • Diameter: 840 mm (33 in)
  • Dry weight: 860 kg (1,896 lb)




  1. ^ a b c d e Taylor 1969, p. 671.
  2. ^ Group Captain Kapil Bhargava. "Messerschmitt's HA-300 and its Indian Connection". Memoirs. Indian Air Force. Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2008-08-08.


  • Taylor, John W. R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1969-70. London:Jane's Yearbooks, 1969.

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