Agusta A.105

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A.105B
Agusta A105B MM80416 LEB 19.06.65 edited-2.jpg
Agusta A.105B prototype exhibited at the 1965 Paris Air Show
Role Prototype light helicopter
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Agusta
First flight October 1964
Number built 2[1]

The Agusta A.105 was an Italian rotorcraft designed by Agusta. It was never developed beyond the prototype stage.

Development and design[edit]

The Agusta A.105 prototype

The A.105 was designed to simplify the manufacturing process. Built to be a liaison, aerial photography and high-speed transport helicopter, it was powered by the Agusta built Turbomeca-Agusta TA-230 turbine engine.

The A.105 and A.105B were displayed at the 1965 Paris Air Show, the latter wearing Italian Air Force markings. Both variants did not progress beyond the prototype stage.


Variants[edit]

A.105
Original two-seat prototype
A.105B
Four seater variant.

Operators[edit]

 Italy

Specifications (A.105)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1965-66 [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 6.72 m (22 ft 1 in) (fuselage length)
  • Height: 2.42 m (7 ft 11 in)
  • Empty weight: 550 kg (1,213 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,150 kg (2,535 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,700 kg (3,748 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Turbomeca-Agusta TA-230 turboshaft, 205 kW (275 shp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 8.40 m (27 ft 7 in)
  • Main rotor area: 55.4 m2 (596 sq ft)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 175 km/h (109 mph; 94 kn)
  • Range: 310 km (193 mi; 167 nmi)
  • Endurance: 1 hr 45 min
  • Service ceiling: 2,800 m (9,186 ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b aeroflight
  2. ^ Taylor 1965, pp. 88–89.
  • Taylor, John W. R. (1965). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1965-66. London: Samson Low, Marston.