The helicopter AgustaWestland T129. Specifications. A photo.
AgustaWestland T129 - multi-purpose attack helicopter, designed by Italian aircraft manufacturers of the company «AgustaWestland» and Turkish engineers from the company «Turkish Aerospace Industries» in 2009 year.
A photoAgustaWestland T129
His appearance model helicopter AgustaWestland T129 very similar to the attack helicopter model AgustaWestland A129, however, this is due primarily to the fact that this model was created based on the aircraft AgustaWestland A129, at the time, both in terms of flight-technical and combat characteristics both aircrafts radically different from each other.
Turkish aircraft manufacturers of the company «Turkish Aerospace Industries» initiated the development of the helicopter, together with AgustaWestland T129 Aircraft Corporation «AgustaWestland» in connection with the need to improve the parameters of the aircraft. This is mainly due to the fact that the model AgustaWestland A129 not adapted to work in hot regions, in this connection, the operation of these aircraft was little acceptable to the Turkish Air Force.
AgustaWestland T129 photo
The design of the helicopter AgustaWestland T129 also received a number of differences from the original original, however, most of the structural elements remained preserved, and is associated with the existing similarity of two different models.
His first flight of the aircraft AgustaWestland T129 model has made in 2009 year, however, representatives of the Turkish aircraft company «Turkish Aerospace Industries» were dissatisfied lёtnymi performance of the aircraft, as a result, the project was sent back for revision, and, in fact, officially the model was presented to the public only in 2014 year.
arming kit helicopters AgustaWestland T129 includes:
- Automatic aircraft gun 20 mm caliber .;
- Heavy machine gun 12,7 mm .;
- Sets of rockets;
- Kits missiles to combat armored vehicles;
- Kits missiles to combat air targets.
The crew of the combat helicopter AgustaWestland T129 consists of two people, including one pilot and one gunner. Due to the fact that the aircraft belongs to a class of combat shock technology, transportation of passengers in the cabin of the helicopter and the military, as well as cargo and does not seem possible.
The power plant helicopter AgustaWestland T129 model consists of two gas turbine engines of the brand LHTEC CTS800-4A with traction in 1360 hp one that allows the aircraft to accelerate to maximum speed in 278 km \ h., with the possibility to overcome the distance in kilometers 560.
According to official data on 2015 year, the Air Force is the Turkish armed 12 aircrafts of this model.
Specifications AgustaWestland T129.
- Crew: 2 person;
- helicopter length: 13,45 m .;
- The height of the helicopter: 3,4 m .;
- The diameter of the rotor: 11,9 m .;
- Weight of empty helicopter: 2350 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 5000 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 270 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 278 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 560 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 6100 m .;
- Powerplant: 2 × LHTEC CTS800-4A;
- Power: 2 × 1360 hp
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