Agusta A.103

Summary

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

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

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.13 m (20 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 2.23 m (7 ft 4 in)
  • Empty weight: 280 kg (617 lb)
  • Gross weight: 460 kg (1,014 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Agusta GA.70 air-cooled flat-four engine, 63 kW (85 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 7.40 m (24 ft 3 in)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 135 km/h (84 mph, 73 kn)
  • Range: 450 km (280 mi, 240 nmi)
  • Endurance: 3 hr 20 min
  • Service ceiling: 2,000 m (6,600 ft) (hover ceiling in ground effect)
  • Rate of climb: 4.0 m/s (787 ft/min)

References

  1. ^ Taylor 1961, pp. 97–98.
  • 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.

External links

  • luftfahrt-archiv.de