Agusta A.103

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A.103
Agusta A.103 helicopter (1959).jpg
Role Light helicopter
Manufacturer Agusta
First flight 1959

The Agusta A.103 was an Italian prototype single-seat light helicopter flown in October 1959. The pilot was enclosed by a perspex bubble with the engine at the rear and the tail rotor carried on an enclosed boom.

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Length: 6.13 m (20 ft 1 in)
  • Main rotor diameter: 7.40 m (24 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 2.23 m (7 ft 4 in)
  • Main rotor area: 43 m2 (463 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 280 kg (617 lb)
  • Gross weight: 460 kg (1,014 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Agusta GA.70, 64 kW (85 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h (93 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 135 km/h (84 mph)
  • Range: 450 km (280 miles)
  • Endurance: 3 hours  0 min
  • Service ceiling: 2,000[citation needed] m (6,600 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.0 m/s (787 ft/min)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor 1961, p. 97.
  • Taylor, John W. R. (1961). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 40. 
  • Simpson, R. W. (1998). Airlife's Helicopters and Rotorcraft. Ramsbury: Airlife Publishing. p. 36. 

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