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Brandner E-300
Egyptian General Aero Organisation E-300



The Austrian engineer, Ferdinand Brandner, who had previously worked as a prisoner of the Soviet Union on the development of the Kuznetsov NK-12 turboprop that was 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 turbojet 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. The E-300 was installed in the third prototype HA-300 (the first two powered by Bristol Siddeley Orpheus engines), it flew at least one time and successfully, but the programme of HA-300 being abandoned in May 1969.

Variants:

E-300-A
Military version for HA-300

E-300-C1
Civil version of E-300-A, proposed for Project 206 three-engined airliner.

E-300-C2
Proposed growth version of E-300-C1.

E-300-AF
Projected turbofan development.

Specifications:
Type: Afterburning turbojet
Length: 4,300 mm (169.3 in)
Diameter: 840 mm (33 in)
Dry weight: 860 kg (1,896 lb)
Compressor: nine-stage axial compressor
Combustors: can-annular combustion chamber
Turbine: two-stage axial turbine
Maximum thrust: 32.4kN (6,275 lbf) dry, 47.2 kN (10,582 lbf) with reheat
Overall pressure ratio: 6:1

 

 


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