Agusta A.115

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A.115
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Role Light helicopter
Manufacturer Agusta
Designer Filippo Zappata
First flight 1961
Status Cancelled
Number built 1
Developed from Bell 47

The Agusta A.115 (registration I-AGUC) was a prototype helicopter flown in 1961 in Italy. It was essentially a Bell 47J-3 with an unclad, tubular tail boom, and powered by a Turbomeca Astazou II turboshaft engine. No production ensued.

Specifications[edit]

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

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 passengers or three stretchers and medical attendant
  • Length: 9.91 m (32 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 2.94 m (9 ft 8 in)
  • Empty weight: 730 kg (1,609 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,350 kg (2,976 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Turbomeca Astazou II turboshaft, 360 kW (480 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 11.33 m (37 ft 2 in)
  • Main rotor area: 101 m2 (1,090 sq ft)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph; 92 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 150 km/h (93 mph; 81 kn)
  • Range: 260 km (162 mi; 140 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,750 m (15,584 ft)

See also[edit]

Related development

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, M. J. H. (1989). Jane's encyclopedia of aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 40. ISBN 1-85170-324-1. 
  • Simpson, R. W. (1998). Airlife's Helicopters and Rotorcraft. Ramsbury: Airlife Publishing. p. 37.