Helicopter Aer Lualdi L.59. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Aer Lualdi L.59. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Aer Lualdi L.59. Specifications. A photo.


Aer Lualdi L.59 - Italian light helicopter general purpose designed aircraft manufacturer «Aer Lualdi» in 1960 year.


Aer Lualdi L.59 photo


The helicopter model Aer Lualdi L.59 were developed by Italian designer and engineer Carlo Lualdi in 50-ies of the last century, at the same time, use a very modern for its period of technology, in particular, very Aerodynamic shape of the fuselage has been created for the aircraft, allowing the helicopter accelerate to higher speeds, uses less fuel and be more maneuverable than the aircraft of this class from other aircraft manufacturers.

Due to the rather compact dimensions, the Aer Lualdi L.59 helicopter could become a full-fledged private aircraft suitable for flights at distances up to 500 kilometers, with the possibility of carrying both people and cargo on board. Nevertheless, later the production of aircraft of this model was very limited - for the entire production period, only two existing copies were created, including one prototype that successfully passed its tests in 1960, and one production model that today is an exposition of the museum , And at the same time is a fully functioning copy.


Photo Aer Lualdi L.59


Helicopters model Aer Lualdi L.59 supposed to convey the armed forces of Italy, however, the senior command decided in favor of aircraft other models, and therefore, the production of the aircraft has not been organized.

The Aer Lualdi L.59 helicopter can accommodate up to four people, including, in addition to one pilot, also three passengers or military personnel. Due to the fact that the design of the aircraft at the design stage was optimized, the helicopter can also carry on board all kinds of cargo, the total weight of which, taking into account the weight of the pilot, should not exceed 460 kilograms. The main purpose of the Aer Lualdi L.59 model was considered to be patrolling and observation flights.

The power plant of the Aer Lualdi L.59 helicopter consists of one Continental IO-470-D piston aircraft engine, which, having six working cylinders, is capable of developing 260 hp of thrust. The maximum flight speed of this aircraft is 160 km / h, if possible, it can fly at distances up to 500 kilometers, which is very acceptable performance.


Helicopter Aer Lualdi L.59


Despite the fact that the helicopter was supposed to put into service the Italian army, any weapons on the aircraft is not expected to establish.


Specifications Aer Lualdi L.59.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 3 person;
  • helicopter length: 9,08 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 10,6 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 740 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1200 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 140 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 160 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 500 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5900 m .;
  • Powerplant: Continental IO-470-D;
  • Power: 260 hp



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