Part I

Agusta Helicopters Part II

1966 : Agusta-Bell AB 205 The next version of the Huey

1967 : Agusta-Sikorsky AS 61 Agusta starts building the Sikorsky S-61 Sea King under license.

1967 : Agusta A 109 Project begun

1968 : Agusta A 120B / A 123 The first was a high speed medium range compound transport model powered with 3 GE turbines of 3400 hp each. The A 123 was another compound helicopter but with 2 Lycoming of 1800 hp each.
Both projects were cancelled.

1968 : Agusta-Bell AB 206 One of the most world popular helicopters, the Jet Ranger

1969 : Agusta A 109B First military version, cancelled

1971 : Agusta-Bell AB 212 Bell 's twin-engine version of the Huey, the Twin Two Twelve

August 4, 1971 : Agusta A 109C Hirundo

A 109A Mk 2
Rotor diameter: 11 m
Length: 13 m
Height: 3.30 m
Weight: 1790 kg - Max: 2600
Engine: 2 Allison 250 of 420 hp
Speed: Max: 280 km/h
Range: 550 km
Service Ceiling: 4450 m

Agusta A109

1973 : AB 212ASW An AB212 optimized for naval warfare. It has provision for an Emerson Dual Flexible Turret System for machineguns or a cannon, and carries up to 500 kg of disposable stores carried on two hardpoints one on each side of the fuselage, typically comprising Mk 46 torpedoes and Sea Killer anti-ship missiles.

1973 : Agusta-Sikorsky HH-3F

The Sikorsky S-61R variant.

1976 : First production model A 109 delivered

Italian Air Force HH-3F

1978 : Agusta A 129 Project begun

1980s : Agusta A 139 Agusta was near to sign a join-venture to the argentine FMA ( Aviation Military Factory, at that moment part of the Argentine Air Force, now part of Lockheed ) to built a civilian helicopter development of the A129 but the project was cancelled due funds problems.

1981 : EH industries A Join-Venture with Westland. The EH-101 Naval helicopter project begun

1981 : Agusta-Bell AB 412 The four bladed main rotor of the Bell 212

1983 : Agusta-Bell AB 412 Griffon The military variant of the AB 412

September 15, 1983 : Agusta A 129 Mangusta ( Mongoose )

1985 : Agusta A109K

1985 : Model A 109 number 300 take-off

1987 : Agusta ASH-3H Improved variant of the ASH-3D Sea King

A129 Mangusta

Continue with PART III

Latest News

First Female Helicopter Pilots in Colombia and Costa Rica

New York Heli Shuttle from Teterboro to Manhattan

Michigan State Police to Deploy Drone Video Network

Rega Received First Two of Six H145

NHV EC155 Contract by FAR Gambia Ltd

Arkansas Children’s Signs FOQA from Truth Data

Bristow’s Galliano Terminal Expanded

Able Selected for ASESA Bell 412 Repairs

facebook     twitter     google     linkedin