The helicopter Agusta A.104 Helicar. Specifications. A photo.
The helicopter Agusta A.104 Helicar. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter Agusta A.104 Helicar. Specifications. A photo.


Agusta A.104 Helicar - Italian light multipurpose helicopter designed in 1960, the aircraft manufacturer «Agusta».


Agusta A.104 Helicar photo


The first work on the design of the Agusta A.104 Helicar was started by Italian aircraft manufacturers in the second half of the 50s of the last century. Engineers and designers, through collaboration, set out to create a small but highly efficient aircraft that could be used in both civil and military aviation.

In civilian use, actively helicopter could be used as an auxiliary air technology, for example for patrol work, monitor the terrain, could be used as a police air tools, and in fact, even be used for private purposes, aided by relatively low price. As for military aviation, there is functionality though they were limited, but despite this fact, the helicopter could be used as a patrol or the supervisory tools.

Despite the fact that for the time of its production, the Agusta A.104 Helicar helicopter had some promise, the model was never put into mass production - during the very period of the existence of this project, only three aircraft were built by Italian aircraft manufacturers, including two prototypes and one production version, which exists to this day, however, is practically not used.


Photo Agusta A.104 Helicar


The first climb of the helicopter Agusta A.104 Helicar in the air held in 1960 year, moreover, the aircraft could not immediately pass the test all the necessary tests, in connection with which, aviarazrabotchikam had to improve the design of the aircraft, and therefore, quickly had a second option prototype, almost completely copies the first with the exception of a number of technical and design amendments.

In the cockpit of the helicopter Agusta A.104 Helicar can accommodate up to two people, including one pilot and one passenger, and according to experts, it is a small capacity of the aircraft contributed to the failure of the project. Moreover, due to the limited space inside the cabin of the helicopter Agusta A.104 Helicar also can not be adapted and under carriage of goods on its board, which is also one of the small shortcomings of this model of air tools.

The aircraft Agusta A.104 Helicar is equipped with one piston aircraft engine of the Agusta GA.140 brand, the power of which is 140 hp. The helicopter can cover maximum distances of up to 330 kilometers at a cruising speed of 150 kmph.


Helicopter Agusta A.104 Helicar


There are two main options for the aircraft of this model:

  • Agusta A.104 Helicar - A prototype of the aircraft;
  • Agusta A.104BT Helicar - The production version of the helicopter, equipped with a gas turbine engine of the brand Agusta A.270 (270 hp).


Specifications Agusta A.104 Helicar.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 6,35 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,35 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 7,96 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 380 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 640 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 150 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 165 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 330 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3000 m .;
  • Powerplant: Agusta GA.140 (depending on modification);
  • Power: 140 hp (Depending on version).



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