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Agusta A106 helicopter

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Picture A106
General
Manufacturer Agusta
Type A106
Introduced 11/1/1965
In production? No
Units produced 2
Price US $ 0.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 0 ft
Length 26.3 ft
Height 8.2 ft
Width 0 ft
   
   
Description

The Agusta A.106 was one of the early prototype helicopters at the dawn of Agusta’s helicopter manufacturing era. While Agusta was learning the ropes building other manufacturer’s design under license it put forward several designs of its own. The A.106 and A.101 are generally considered to be the best of Agusta’s early design work.

Flown in prototype form in 1966, the A.106 was specifically created for anti-submarine warfare, operating from the deck of a naval frigate.

The A.106 is a light, single seat, turbine powered helicopter that carries two Mk 44 torpedoes and contact identification equipment.

Apart from torpedoes, the A.106 can also be configured with machine guns, rockets or a conventional bomb dispenser.

The A.106 used a 320 shaft horsepower Turboméca Agusta TAA 230 shaft-turbine engine. Both the main and tail rotor were of a two-bladed design.

The A.106 had many special features that made it suitable for its intended mission. It had specialized instrumentation, much of it electronic, that allowed for operation in poor visibility. It was also possible to install auxiliary fuel tanks, medevac litters and inflatable emergency floats. There was also an underslung hook option for light lifting duty. Coupled with a folding tail-boom design and the A.106 became an attractive, versatile naval warfare vehicle.

Two prototypes were built and the Italian navy ordered five production units, so technically the A.106 qualifies as a production helicopter, albeit a very rare one. Production was however halted in 1973 and the project was abandoned.

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Design features
  • Foldable main rotor and tail
  • Skid type landing gear with fittings for flotation bags
  • Electronic three-axis stability augmentation system
Description

The Agusta A.106 was one of the early prototype helicopters at the dawn of Agusta’s helicopter manufacturing era. While Agusta was learning the ropes building other manufacturer’s design under license it put forward several designs of its own. The A.106 and A.101 are generally considered to be the best of Agusta’s early design work.

Flown in prototype form in 1966, the A.106 was specifically created for anti-submarine warfare, operating from the deck of a naval frigate.

The A.106 is a light, single seat, turbine powered helicopter that carries two Mk 44 torpedoes and contact identification equipment.

Apart from torpedoes, the A.106 can also be configured with machine guns, rockets or a conventional bomb dispenser.

The A.106 used a 320 shaft horsepower Turboméca Agusta TAA 230 shaft-turbine engine. Both the main and tail rotor were of a two-bladed design.

The A.106 had many special features that made it suitable for its intended mission. It had specialized instrumentation, much of it electronic, that allowed for operation in poor visibility. It was also possible to install auxiliary fuel tanks, medevac litters and inflatable emergency floats. There was also an underslung hook option for light lifting duty. Coupled with a folding tail-boom design and the A.106 became an attractive, versatile naval warfare vehicle.

Two prototypes were built and the Italian navy ordered five production units, so technically the A.106 qualifies as a production helicopter, albeit a very rare one. Production was however halted in 1973 and the project was abandoned.

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Design features:
  • Foldable main rotor and tail
  • Skid type landing gear with fittings for flotation bags
  • Electronic three-axis stability augmentation system
Performance
Persons 1
Max. Range 460 mi
Cruise Speed 104 mph
Max. Speed 109 mph
Max. rate of Climb 1220 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 0 ft
Service Ceiling 9800 ft
Gross Weight 3086 lb
Empty Weigt 1300 lb
Useful Load 1786 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 0 gallons
Number of Engines 1
Engine Type Turbine
Engine Code Turbomeca-Agusta TAA.230
Horse Power 300
Rotorhead Teetering
Number of rotorblades 2
Rotor Diameter 31.2 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 2
Tailrotor Diameter 0 ft
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