Parent System:AW129 Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989 Total Production: 120 Family Members:AW129 International
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Description: The A129 Mangusta is an attack helicopter developed to meet the requirements of the Italian Army by the Agusta company. It performs anti-tank, fire support, escort, and scout missions with air-to-air engagement capability. Advanced electro-optic sensors have been integrated in the A129 to achieve all-weather, day/night operation capability.
Weapon options for the A129 include up to 8 TOW2A anti-tank missiles, 81mm rockets, gun pods, and air-to-air missiles.
The A129 attack helicopter was successful deployed with the Italian Army in Somalia and Angola. Current Italian Army A129 Mangusta attack helicopters will be upgraded to the more capable A129 International standard.
A129 Mangusta Specifications
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2 Dimensions Height: 3.90 meter (12.8 foot)
Length: 14.5 meter (48 foot)
Main Rotor Diameter: 1.19 meter (3.90 foot)
Width: 3.70 meter Performance Ceiling: 4,725 meter (15,502 foot) Power Max Power at TakeOff: 1,650 shp Speed Cruise Speed: 70 mps (250 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 74 mps (266 kph) Time Flight Endurance: 2.50 hour Weight Max Takeoff Weight: 4,100 kilogram (9,039 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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