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The helicopter Agusta A.106. Specifications. A photo.
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The helicopter Agusta A.106. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter Agusta A.106. Specifications. A photo.

 

Agusta A.106 - Single Italian military helicopter designed in 1965, the aircraft manufacturer «Agusta».

 

A photoAgusta A.106

 

Design of multi-purpose air Agusta A.106 model ship started by Italian aircraft manufacturers in 1962 year, thus, the development of the aircraft has been associated with the initiative of the Naval Forces of Italy, who were in need of high-quality and low-cost both in terms of cost and in terms of operation, ASW helicopter.

To minimize the cost of the project, the Italian air designers came to the conclusion that one member of the crew was enough to manage the aircraft, which in turn also resulted in minimizing the dimensions of the aircraft, which reduced the cost of one helicopter, thereby making the project profitable For the military sphere of its application. Nevertheless, the aircraft could not meet all the requirements of the military command of the Italian Navy, so that after the testing, the work on the production of these aircraft were closed and completely discontinued.

 

Agusta A.106 photo

 

His first flight of a helicopter model Agusta A.106 has made in the year 1965, in this case, if in terms of its flight characteristics of the aircraft is very promising, in terms of maneuverability, it significantly lagged behind the helicopters of the same configuration, produced by other aircraft manufacturers. Moreover, the attempt to minimize the cost of the project has led to the fact that the functionality of the aircraft were very limited - it can only be used to fight the enemy submarines, and it ended in his ability.

On the helicopter Agusta A.106 arms were two torpedo tubes, allows you to effectively deal with submarines. In addition to torpedoes, the helicopter could also use depth bombs or unguided rockets, and to combat the manpower of the enemy, on board the aircraft can also be fitted and paired caliber automatic guns 7,62 mm.

 

HelicopterAgusta A.106

 

In the cockpit of the aircraft Agusta A.106 there is very little free space, which actually makes it to stay here just one pilot. Possibilities to transport cargo, the aircraft deprived, which also favored its popularization.

The helicopter Agusta A.106 equipped with one piston aircraft engine model Turbomeca-Agusta TAA.230, who having thrust in 300 hp, allowed to disperse the aircraft to maximum speed in 176 km \ h., Which is a very acceptable figure, in this case, if necessary, the aircraft could carry overcoming distances at distances of up to 740 kilometers.

Over the entire period of release, Aircraft Company «Agusta» was built just 2 aircraft of this model.

 

Specifications Agusta A.106.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: none;
  • helicopter length: 8 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,5 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 9,5 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 590 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1400 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 160 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 175 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 740 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3000 m .;
  • Powerplant: Turbomeca-Agusta TAA.230;
  • Power: 300 hp

 

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