Accession Number : ADP005991

Title :   A129 Advanced Solutions for Meeting Today's Combat Helicopter Requirement,

Corporate Author : COSTRUZIONI AERONAUTICHE GIOVANNI AGUSTA S P A GALLARATE (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Virtuani, Giuseppe

Report Date : JUN 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The A129 is a light attack helicopter developed for the ITALIAN ARMY in the antitank configuration. The A129 has a four blades articulated main rotor compatible with Mast Mounted Sight (MMS) installation; it is a twin engine helicopter with tan dem cockpit configuration provided with armored and crashworthy seats and an environmental control system integrating an air filter. The fuselage and related installations, as the landing gear and the fuel tanks are designed to withstand loads arising in case of crash. For the ITALIAN ARMY configuration the weapon is represented by the TOW missile system with day and night operative capability, and by an advanced rocket system, while a variety of alternative weapon can be attached under the four wing stations. In addition to the various avionic mission equipments, a large computer structure integrating the main helicopter subsystems is installed. NATO.

Descriptors :   *ATTACK HELICOPTERS, HELICOPTER ENGINES, ROTOR BLADES(ROTARY WINGS), AIR FILTERS, ANTITANK WEAPONS, ARMOR, ATTACK, COCKPITS, COMPUTERS, CONFIGURATIONS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, CRASHES, CRASHWORTHINESS, ENVIRONMENTS, FUEL TANKS, FUSELAGES, HELICOPTERS, LANDING GEAR, LIGHTWEIGHT, MASTS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MOUNTS, NATO, NIGHT, ROCKETS, SEATS, SIGHTS, STATIONS, WARFARE, WINGS.

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE