The Hispano HA-200 Saeta (English: Arrow) was a twin-seat jet advanced trainer designed and produced by Spanish aircraft manufacturer Hispano Aviación. It has the distinction of being the first Spanish aircraft to harness jet propulsion.

The German aircraft designer Willy Messerschmitt can be largely credited for his role in designing the HA-200, which reused a substantial portion of the earlier piston-powered HA-100 Triana. On 12 August 1955, the first prototype conducted its maiden flight. It was not until 1962 that the first production aircraft performed its first flight. That same year, deliveries of the trainer aircraft commenced to the Spanish Air Force. It would be used in this capacity by the service for multiple decades.

The HA-200 was later further developed into the Hispano Aviación Ha-220 “Super Saeta”, which functioned as a dedicated ground attack platform, armed with rockets, bombs, and other munitions. The HA-220 served in the Spanish Air Force throughout the 1970s, seeing action during the Polisario uprisings against insurgents.

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 8.92 m (29 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 11.02 m (36 ft 2 in) (over tip tanks)
Height: 3.26 m (10 ft 8 in)
Wing area: 17.40 m2 (187.3 sq ft)
Empty weight: 1,990 kg (4,387 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 3,450 kg (7,606 lb)
Fuel capacity: 1,389 L (367 US gal; 306 imp gal) (including tip tanks)
Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Marboré VI turbojets, 4.71 kN (1,058 lbf) thrust each


Maximum speed: 700 km/h (430 mph, 380 kn) at 8,000 m (26,000 ft)
Cruise speed: 600 km/h (370 mph, 320 kn) at 8,000 m (26,000 ft)
Stall speed: 130 km/h (81 mph, 70 kn) (flaps down)
Never exceed speed: 790 km/h (490 mph, 430 kn) (max dive speed)
Range: 1,400 km (870 mi, 760 nmi)
Service ceiling: 13,000 m (43,000 ft)
Rate of climb: 16.99 m/s (3,345 ft/min)
Hardpoints: Two

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