JOHAN VISSCHEDIJK COLLECTION
No. 9472. CASA C-202 Halcón (Hawk)
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CASA C-202 Halcón (Hawk)

11/30/2009. The fourteen-passenger all-metal airliner was developed for domestic transport, and two prototypes were ordered by the Spanish Aviation Ministry in November 1948. Delayed by the late delivery of the 775 hp ENMASA (Empresa National de Motores de Aviation, S.A.) Beta 9C-29-750 nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engines, the first prototype flew in May 1952. In October 1953, an initial batch of production aircraft was authorized by the Spanish Aviation Ministry. The second prototype was configured as an eight-passenger executive transport, with a lengthened fuselage, large windows in the rear fuselage. Fitted with two 1,300 hp Wright Cyclone R-1820-56 nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engines, and designated C-202B, it was first flown in 1956.

The engine shortage for the CASA C-201 also plagued the C-202, and in the event, only ten aircraft were produced (before the contract was cancelled in 1962, again without losses to CASA), and the ten aircraft went to the Spanish AF, designated T.6.


Created November 30, 2009