Agusta A129 Mangusta

Agusta A129 Mangusta

The A129 Mangusta (Mongoose) design began in 1978 being the first attack helicopter to be designed and produced wholly in Western Europe. In 1990, first production helicopters were delivered to the Italian Army. Since June 2007 it is known as Agustawestland AW129

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Thommen Multi Function Displays for AW129

Thommen Multi Function Displays for AW129

20-Dec-19 - Swiss avionics manufacturer Thommen started deliveries of its digital Multi-Function Display (MFD) replacement solution for legacy CRT installed on AW129 helicopters #Displays
Leonardo to Develop A129 Replacement

Leonardo to Develop A129 Replacement

13-Jan-17 - Leonardo signed with Italian Defence Ministry NEES agreement to develop and procure 48 new exploration and escort helicopters to replace the current fleet of AW129 Mangusta by 2025.
10,000 Flight Hours for Italian A129 in Afghanistan

10,000 Flight Hours for Italian A129 in Afghanistan

04-Jun-14 - Italian Army A129 Mangusta helicopters achieved 10,000 hours of flight in Afghanistan since the spring of 2007 when deployed with the ISAF

Turkey start negotiations for 51 A129

30-Mar-07 - The Turkish Executive Committee has announced today that it is to start contract negotiations with AgustaWestland, in partnership with Turkish Aviation Industry (TAI), for the Tactical Reconnaissance and Attack Helicopter – ATAK Project - for the Turkish Land Forces Command.

Specifications A129 Mangusta

Engine 2 x RR Gem 2-1004D 815 shp
Capacity 2
Length (m) 14.29
Height (m) 3.32
Blades 4
Rotor diam. (m) 11.9
Disc area (m2) 111.2
Weight (kgs) Empty: 2530     Max: 3700
Speed (km/h) Cruise: 265     Max: 315
Range (km)
Ceiling (m)
Rate/Climb (m/min)

  Derivatives & Versions of A129 Mangusta


2001 Developed as a joint-venture between Italian Agusta and American Bell , the resulting Bell/Agusta AB139 first flew on February 3, 2001. The firs ...
AW AW129 Mangusta

2007 In 2007 Turkey signed with AgustaWestland an agreement to purchase 51 (+40 options) A129 Mangusta based on the A129 International and to be assem ...

  List of Operators of A129 Mangusta

Years Model Org
1990-    italy Aviazione dell'Esercito

  Global Distribution of A129 Mangusta


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