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Agusta A109

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Agusta A109M
U.S. Coast Guard MH-68A Stingray
U.S. Coast Guard MH-68A Stingray
Description
Role lightweight multipurpose helicopter
Crew + passengers 1/2 + 7/6
Dimensions
Length 13.04 m (main rotor to tail rotor)
Fuselage length 11.45 m
Height 3.50 m
Rotor diameter 11.00 m
Weights
Empty 1,576 kg
Maximum internal fuel
Maximum take-off (int./ext. load) 2,850/3,000 kg
Powerplant
Engines 2 x Pratt & Whitney 206C or 2 x Turbomeca Arrius 2K1
Power 2 x 423 kW or 2 x 426 kW
Performance
Maximum speed 285 km/h
Combat range (internal fuel) 965 km/h
Ferry range (external fuel)
Service ceiling 5,974 m
Maximum rate of climb 9.8 m/s
Armament
Gun possibilities include 12.7 mm machine gun (250 rounds) in pod, pintle mounted 7.62 mm machine gun, door gunner post 12.7 mm machine gun
Missiles possibilities include 2 x TOW missile launchers (2 or 4 missiles each), unguided rockets in pods (2.75" or 81 mm rockets with 7 or 12 tubes per pod), rocket/machine gun pod (70 mm x 3 rockets and 12.7 mm machine gun (200 rounds))

The Agusta A109 is a helicopter manufactured by Agusta (now AgustaWestland) of Italy. It is a light-weight, twin engine, eight seat multipurpose helicopter.

Variants

  • A109A: powered by Allison 250-C20.
    • A109A EOA "Hirundo": Military Version for the Italian Army.
  • A109AII
  • A109C: powered by Allison 250-C20R-1.
  • A109K2: Civilian version for high altitude and high temperature operations.
  • A109M: Military version.
    • A109KM: Military version for high altitude and high temperature operations.
    • A109CM: Standard military version.
    • A109LUH: Version created for the South African Air Force
  • A109E Power: Upgraded civilian version.
  • A109S Grand: Lenghtened upgraded civilian version with P&W 207 engines.
  • A119 Koala: Wide-body single-engine civilian version.

The Agusta A109 is also used by the United States Coast Guard HITRON as a short range armed interdiction helicopter under the designation MH-68A Stingray.

South African Air Force A109LUH
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South African Air Force A109LUH
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Italian Army Aviation A109A EOA "Hirundo"


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