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 ]
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 m 2 (463 ft 2)
Empty weight: 280 kg (617 lb)
Gross weight: 460 kg (1,014 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Agusta GA.70, 64 kW (85 hp) each
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 m (6,600 ft)
Rate of climb: 4.0 m/s (787 ft/min)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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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